Recommended IT Practices

Computer Placement

Check the documentation that came with your computer for specific information about recommended ways to set up your computer.

Safety

Check the documentation that came with your computer for specific safety information.

Cable management

Position computer cables (power cables, network cables, keyboard cables, mouse cord) where you and others will not step on, trip over, walk over, or roll over them.

Ventilation

Leave room around the vents on the computer for airflow. Computers can heat up and they need the air flow to stay cool. Computers that get too hot may shut down, resulting in possible data loss.

Keep the vents clear of dust.

Magnets

Keep magnets away from computers, diskettes, videocassettes and audiocassettes. They could damage or erase some of the information.