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Protecting patients during a power outage

Power outages can be a chaotic and stressful time for any business, but when lives are on the line, it's important to address the problem quickly. Illnesses and injuries don't take a break, and it's important for medical professionals to be ready to handle any

How to minimize the chances of equipment failure [Video]

With an hour of downtime costing more than $100,000, it’s important for organizations to take action to prevent these instances. Equipment failure is a major driver of outages, but there are strategies that can help minimize the chance of equipment failure. How hardware is stored and

What is the actual cost of equipment failure?

The prospect of an equipment failure is enough to keep any IT professional up at night. Organizations rely on their hardware to work optimally at all times to support critical business processes and data, but when something goes wrong, the consequences can be dire. Let's take

Why you should take steps to avoid downtime [Video]

Downtime is a major concern that keeps IT staff up at night. It can be easy to think that downtime events won’t happen to you, but there are a few key reasons why you should take steps to avoid these situations. First of all, downtime is

How data centers can effectively manage power surges

Machines are made up of a number of sensitive components. One power surge can reduce the life span of your IT hardware and any other electronics that are plugged into the wall. For data centers, which rely on the optimal performance of equipment, a power

Real consequences of transit power outages

Around the world, commuters use trains and subway systems to get to work, school and other important locations. These lines are made up of complex infrastructure, and if anything goes wrong, it can put a real wrench into operations. Amtrak alone transported 31.3 million passengers


3 surge protection secrets your company can benefit from today

Power surges are a major menace to business assets and operations. In a previous article, we discussed three ways that power surges can put organizations at risk, including damaging your hardware and causing outages. To prevent these issues from occurring, leverage these surge protection secrets


Top unusual causes of outages

Outages don't often happen as isolated incidents – they typically come as a result of other situations like severe weather and physical damage. Organizations must prepare for the unexpected and ensure their systems can withstand outages no matter the cause. Let's take a look at


How the food industry is impacted by power outages

People across the world rely upon the safe transport and storage of food items, particularly perishables that must be consumed within a certain timeframe. Much of this depends on keeping food in the right conditions at all times. Power outages can create major issues for


Power use escalates as weather warms [Video]

Spring has hit hard with unusually warm weather, and the summer promises to continue this trend. As the days become hotter, power use will escalate in an attempt to keep personnel and machines cool. During the summer, cooling can account for 50 percent of a business’s