27 Feb 2018

Is your business prepared for the Beast from the East?

As extreme temperatures approach, our team has some critical advice for businesses and organisations across affected regions.

With snow and sub-zero conditions forecast, the risk of power problems and blackouts will increase significantly this week. To avoid downtime, data loss and potential hardware damage, businesses should ensure that they have trusted and reliable back-up power in place.

We strongly advise our clients to check their UPS system is up and running before the snow falls, as losing power for even a few seconds can amount to thousands of pounds in business loss.

Tom Hall, MD of Continu Ltd has this advice:

“Lack of knowledge and a certain amount of fear means many businesses may have an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) system installed at their premises, but neglect to maintain it.

“This winter has been particularly harsh. During recent bad weather and frequent storms, our engineers were extremely busy attending call-outs to businesses whose UPS equipment failed to protect their servers and equipment. In most cases, this was due to avoidable errors, like batteries being expired or not correctly maintained. Without a maintenance programme in place, these ad-hoc call outs can be expensive and uneconomical in the long run.

“Prevention is always better than cure. So whatever business you’re in, our advice is to check your UPS now, before it’s too late. If you are concerned or identify any issues, get in touch with the Continu team straight away – we’ll be happy to help.”

Are you confident your backup power will provide you with enough run time in the event of power problems? Contact us now to discuss your options.