Computers for Small Business

Many small businesses have been feeling the pinch recently. Let's face it, it is difficult to go anywhere these days and not hear about the information economy, getting online, or dot coms. Couple this with the introduction of the GST, and the fear of not having an adequate accounting system to manage the new tax system, and many small businesses could be feeling pressured to dash out and snap up a PC. But is this the right choice? This book is an essential read if these questions are keeping you up at night.

The first thing you notice about this book is that it is straightforward and full of good common sense. Technical details are explained in simple language, which is often hard to come by when you go looking for a PC.

It starts with the basics, such as hardware and software, and walks the reader through the questions anyone should ask themselves before buying a PC, or any other computer-related purchase. Case studies present scenarios that show how or why someone may need, or not need, a computer for their business.

But this book goes beyond just buying a PC. Information on everything from networking to email, or why you need to backup your system, is also covered, as well as savvy buying tips for the uninitiated. And unlike when you walk into a store or read an advertisement, there is no marketing hype or spiel.

With its infor-mative, practical style, plus a handy glossary, this is a must-have book for non-techies. After reading this relatively small tome, any newbie will feel sufficiently informed and confident of understanding the basics of IT lingo. And they will be able to answer this question: do you really need a PC?

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