A power outage can be disastrous for a business. Not only does it interrupt work, but it can also lead to data loss and equipment damage. That’s why an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is so important. In this blog, we will discuss the importance of UPS systems for businesses of all sizes.
Protect your network equipment
A UPS is a device that acts as backup power in the event of a power outage. It offers protection to electronic devices, such as computers and servers, against power surges and other similar problems. Generally powered by batteries, a UPS acts like an emergency parachute that enables you to properly process the shutdown of necessary equipment and protect all crucial data on your computers and/or servers.
With the help of UPS-supported modems or routers, you can stay connected for up to 90 minutes even if power goes out. That should provide plenty of time for you to get organized while waiting for power to be restored. It can also enable your team to remain productive and accomplish their tasks and cater to the immediate needs of your customers.
Furthermore, with a UPS system in place, you won't be dependent on cellular data, which is both expensive and unreliable, as an alternative. You can save money by avoiding extra expenses incurred from overdependence on mobile networks.
UPS or generator: Which is better?
Generators are essential for some businesses, but they come at a great cost. Not only would you need to purchase the generators themselves, but also employ an entire team dedicated to managing and maintaining them. This could be quite pricey and not feasible for small- or medium-sized organizations.
Generators can be a helpful backup plan in case of extended power outages, but a proper UPS system should provide ample support to keep your business functioning during an emergency.
What’s more, generators can prove to be a hazard, especially if they’re not operated correctly. In contrast, if you fail to manage your UPS unit properly or if it fails entirely, the worst that can happen is you lose a day’s worth of work.
It's better to be prepared
Even if your business is not located in a disaster-prone region, you should still consider having UPS systems for your computers, modems, and routers. Having a UPS system in place will give you peace of mind knowing that it will keep your equipment operating when the unexpected occurs and that your business will be protected from data and revenue loss.
There is no doubt that a power outage can cause significant disruptions to your business operations, but you can minimize disruption with a UPS. If you’re not sure what type of UPS system is right for your business, contact us and we’ll be happy to help you find a solution that meets your needs.