Uninterruptible Power Supply

This is Two Minute Tech Tips, I’m your host Lester Steward. In this series we are discussing Business cybersecurity and what you need to know to protect your business.

Uninterruptible power supplies or a UPS is essentially a battery backup system that lives between a critical PC or server and the power outlet. This device doesn’t simply deliver power to another device, it protects as well from nasty power surges with a built-in surge protector. These power surges can really mess up a computer system and leave a business crippled. It’s always recommended you have at least a high-grade surge protector attached to any electronics.

The main reason for a UPS system is the battery backup. It works great for a server system because the UPS can be programmed to shut down the server safely during a power outage instead of just losing power immediately, this can also be done on a regular PC. Shutting down any PC without proper power down procedures can cause irreputable harm to internal hardware and lose of critical data.

If you already have a battery backup system in place, great. When was the last time you checked the batteries? Most last for about three years on light use. Checking your battery life only takes a couple minutes and replacing them isn’t very difficult either. These devices are spendy but much less expensive than a specialty piece of equipment.

A UPS should always be in the conversation when spending money on technology at a business, it is essential.

If you need any information on this subject, please let North Tech Group know by visiting our website ntgak.com.

On the next episode I’ll be discussing a domains role in cybersecurity.Thanks for joining me, Lester Steward for your Two Minute Tech Tips, helping you keep safe in your cybersecurity world.

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