Mar 16 2015
We are now more dependent on technology than ever before. Because of this, it’s crucial that
businesses invest in electrical equipment like a data server or backup generator to keep them
going even if there’s some kind of disruption.
Even for a small business, the question is not whether or not you need a server, but how
many you need and to what capacity. Unlike your regular PC, which you use for surfing the
web, sending emails, and web processing, a server is used as a database for large pools of
information such as the company’s shared calendar or other documents. The main role of the
server is to make it easier for employee’s to collaborate on projects by acting as a central
repository for all this information
The main benefit of having your own server is the added security and reliability it provides.
Your data is a valuable asset. Manufacturers realise this and they design servers with
specially designed components that are more reliable than your average desktop PC. Servers
generally use multiple hard drives as this allows you to more easily create backups of your
data. These can be switched out easily if there is ever a hardware failure so your office
productivity won’t be interrupted. Now you can make sure that all of your data is accessible
to the people who need it by creating accounts for certain departments or individual
We’ve all dealt with power cuts at work at some point in out lives, whether it’s the result of a
hardware failure, human error, or even severe weather conditions. In the majority of these
cases, everything is back up and running soon. However, studies show around 90% of
businesses will experience a power outage at some point. Depending on the length of this
disruption, this can have a significant impact on your company’s productivity at what might
be peak times.
Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem. Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS),
such as those available from Critical Power, make sure that your company can access power
in an emergency situation. UPS work by providing emergency power when your mains
power fails. A UPS can provide almost instantaneous cover from a power outage, by
supplying reserve energy stored in batteries. Because the majority of cases don’t last for
extended periods of time, your battery backup will give your company the power it needs to
work through the blackout or make backups of the data you were working on.
It’s difficult to imagine our workflow without access to computers, the web, and cloud
storage plans. Make sure your business is able to stay productive at all-times by investing in
some backup equipment.