Make Sure Your Computer Is Protected

Posted in: Computers,Hardware,Technology |

We have some mighty strong thunderstorms here in Oklahoma. Personally, I like thunderstorms. I like to sit out on the porch watching the lightning and listen to the thunder. I know some people don’t like it, but I do. However, computers do NOT like thunderstorms at all. They can cause power outages and other problems.

One Monday morning my phone rang and it was one of my customers that owns a retail outlet. The main server computer would not turn on and she was panicking. Her computers are the cash registers so if the server computer doesn’t work, she’s in deep trouble. This was 8:30am and she
opens at 10:00am.

Since we had storms over the past weekend and her retail outlet was closed on Sunday, she didn’t know about the problem till now. I told here I would be right there.

To make a long story short, I fixed the problem.

Later that day another call from a customer, computer wouldn’t go into Windows….thunderstorms again, the problem.

Sad part about both of these incidents…they could have been avoided if the computers had been plugged into an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) battery back up system.

I talk about this a lot with my customers that it’s so crucial to have one of these on each computer you use. If not you run the risk of losing everything on your computer.

In the case of my retail customer, she was lucky. I only had to replace the power supply,. However, if it had damaged her hard drive, (which is a very likely possibility), then she would have been in real trouble. All her store information, customer information, sales, inventory…everything would have been completely gone.

Unfortunately there have been too many times when I’ve had to tell a customer that they have lost ALL their information on their computer because the hard drive is dead. All due to a power problem.

How does a battery back up help? It looks like an oversized surge protector and whenever power is not what it should be, it kicks in and maintains the right amount of power to the computer. It also has software that comes with it that you load on your computer and a
USB cable. If the power stays off for too long, the UPS will safely shut down your computer. No damage to any internal parts.

Now you may be saying, “I have a surge protector”…however, it’s NOT ENOUGH! Surge protectors only helps when you have a surge in power, NOT when you have a decrease in power (known as Brown Outs)…or your power is completely cut off.

OR…you may be saying, “I don’t have thunderstorms here”, doesn’t matter. What I’m talking about are electrical power fluctuations and outages that can happen for a variety of reasons.

One of the hidden dangers that happens to your computer is a situation known as “brown out”. When this happensit can cause major problems with your computer.

I have a report that you can download for FREE that explains more about brown outs. Click here for the FREE report

You have insurance for your car, your health, your home…why not have insurance for your computer? A UPS battery back up is the most inexpensive insurance you can get for your computer.

I’ll be honest with you….if you decide to get a UPS, I would appreciate if you use the link below to get a UPS battery back up system through me. However, I feel so strongly about this that you can also find them at Best Buy, Office Depot, Staples, Radio Shack and many more places.


Click here for more information about a UPS Battery Back Up

But…whatever you do, get a UPS for your computer now.


Happy Computing,



Steve Hurst has been working in sales and marketing for over 30 years. For 10 years he had his own computer business which included website building and consulting. The past 5 years he’s owned his own Business & Technology consulting business. Using his sales and marketing skills along with his knowledge of technology, he’s helping his clients increase their sales and profits by utilizing today’s technology.


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