As a small business owner you may or may not want to hear this, but as a St.Louis IT company it is our duty to tell you. According to a smallbiztechnology.com report 90 percent of businesses who suffer a data loss will not last longer than two years.
We know, it’s harsh, but that is why we are here. Tecvar’s IT experts can help prevent your business from becoming a bad statistic. As a service to our clients and potential future clients we wanted to talk a little about the importance of battery backups.
A battery backup is also known as an Uninterruptable Power Supply or UPS. Battery backups are just like a power strip, but have a battery inside them to power whatever devices are hooked up to them in the event of a power outage.
The battery is designed to protect the device and provide enough power to keep your equipment running during a brief power interruption. They are not typically designed to provide long run times, although some models can provide hours of backup power. Some models of UPS can also communicate with your servers to initiate a proper shut down before the battery runs out, preventing a hard crash of your operating system and any applications that are running. A sudden unexpected crash can corrupt data, requiring a server restore rather than just powering back up. It would be an even bigger disaster if you do not have offsite backups for your business’s data. The thought that one measly power outage could force your business to close is scary.
It is very important that you discuss battery backups with your IT Company even if it is not us. Batteries usually last about three years. Keeping batteries changed and testing backups for malfunctions is also very important. Just like anything else these devices can and will fail if not checked on a regular basis.
For assistance with assessing your business’s battery backup needs contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 866-TECVAR1.