Power problems can affect entire networks at the drop of a hat, without warning. These problems account for an average of $45 billion in expenses for businesses every year. Is your team prepared for power problems? It could mean the difference between your business sinking or staying afloat.
Blackouts, brownouts and other power problems lead to unexpected computer shutdowns. Operating systems aren't able to go through the proper shutdown procedures, and a sudden power loss can leave a computer in a nonfunctioning state because these procedures haven't been followed. Dennis McCafferty of Baseline Mag reported that data center downtime costs an average of nearly $9,000 per minute, and it's rising each year.
"Power problems account for an average of $45 billion per year."
When services and communications are interrupted, customers become frustrated. If your core systems are down, customer orders can be delayed. If your data is corrupted, you may no longer have any records. Robert Gates of Tech Target noted that customers may be willing to accept one outage, but if it happens more often than that they will likely take their business elsewhere. That lack of reliability can be devastating to a company's reputation.
Your power protection plan
Investing in power outage protection will give you peace of mind, knowing that your data and your business are protected in the event of a power problem. A powerful, reliable UPS system like an SMT750 can detect power problems and kick in automatically, saving precious time and resources by keeping your network running.
Don't let downtime cost you thousands of dollars and customer loyalty. At Custom Networks, we can analyze your IT efficiency and provide your company with UPS systems that will prevent downtime in the event of an outage or other power-related disturbance. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you prepare your system to avoid expensive downtime.