Question: Several computers in our building recently stopped working, and the Dell service representative told us a power surge had likely fried the motherboards on those machines. What should we do to protect against this type of damage again?
The IT Guy says:
To be on the safe side, every computer on your campus should be connected to electrical power through a high quality surge protector. Insured surge protectors are available which will compensate the user for damage sustained by a power outage if the computer was properly connected to it. Brown-outs as well as black-outs can damage computer hardware. For mission-critical computers as well as servers, consider purchasing a battery-backup UPS system rather than a basic surge protector.
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