I am trying to buy a new PC for a friend of mind who has no IT knowledge for his small auto repair shop. He will be using the software called AllData to manage the garage and also monitor the repairs billing, estimating and purchases of parts. This AllData app will from time to time access the internet to go to the affiliate vendors of parts sites, to extract the data and bring it back to his screen. I am propsing to recommend Verizon DSL as I have good experiences with it and also the support is awesome. Besides this, he will use Office, email and also research on the internet using IE. The other software will be a surveillance program of the premises and the dataset will be saved on the 2nd HD.
Can someone please advise me what should the specs be. Perhaps u could point me to the particular Dell Model. On the HD, I was thinking of about 350 gigs for Drive C which will only have the programs. I propose to put the dataset on the 2nd HD and with 500 gigs capacity. An external HD of similar capacity, connected by firewire, will act as backup for the datasets.
Hope to hear your suggestions. Thank u.