For the protection of your computer system, client data, or even a transaction in progress, it is very important to have a UPS system attached to your computer. They prevent surges but more importantly, they provide a few minutes of power in the event the power goes out or even just flickers. Data can easily become corrupted if your computer is shut down unexpectedly by power loss. As a general rule, only two devices should be attached to the backup battery power supply – the PC and the monitor.
Backing up your data is crucial. If you accidentally delete data, the computer is stolen or damaged, or even an unexpected power outage causing data corruption, you are only as good as your last backup.
There are many devices you can use to backup data. The lowest cost device is a USB Drive (Thumb Drive). They’re very inexpensive these days. Its a good idea to have a few of them so you can backup to each drive in a daily rotation. Other options include tape drives, or burning a CD but they require much more user activity to do backups.
With each new release of Microsoft Windows, the standard resolution has increased. Resolution is a measurement of dots or pixels spread over the width and height of the screen. When windows first started, screens were around 14″ diagonally with a resolution of 640 x 480. Now the average screen is a 17″ monitor with 1366 x 768 resolution. The higher the resolution, the more detail that can be displayed on the monitor. If you use a smaller monitor at a higher resolution, the result is more detail but smaller text. Therefore, for the longer term investment, it is always better to buy the larger monitor. That is why we recommend a 19″ monitor. At 1024 x 768 resolution, it is large enough to display the resolution but still keep the size of the text very easy to read.