A sudden power outage can have a serious impact on your business’ performance, reputation and security. It is therefore vital that you have a business continuity plan in place to keep your systems running.
A loss of power for hours, minutes or even a few seconds can create havoc for your IT servers, computer networks, telephone and security systems.
Disruption to electrical power quality takes many forms, from complete outage to power surges and spikes, brownouts, …
With the unpredictable weather this time of year brings, making sure you can depend on your standby power equipment is vital. Arrange a health check with UPS Systems and we will check that your UPS is safe, reliable and dependable to ensure that your computers and critical servers don’t go off when the mains power does.
Ensuring that your standby power equipment is ready to operate should power fail is a vital part of your back-up system management …
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has ruled that all ships must have Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) by July 2018.
The Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirement for certain vessel types to have an ECDIS came into force in 2012. Since then, there have been annual deadlines every 1st of July which continue until 2018 when it will become mandatory for all ships to have an ECDIS.
UPS Systems plc has presented a cheque for £3,000 to The Mary Hare Foundation. The donation will go towards the development of the swimming pool at Mary Hare School for profoundly and severely deaf children and young people.
Alicia Kent and Sharon Whitelock present Tomas Gerard and Habiba Bernier with the cheque
The pool, which was built over 30 years ago, is an important facility for the students who attend the school. The money raised by UPS Systems …
Did you know that a power outage is one of nine of the most common problems that can affect the quality and availability of power? Often a power outage happens in a building or business premise however it is not reported outside the facility.
Based on estimates, a single hour of downtime costs a small business an average of £800 and a large commercial organisation £8,500. These estimates are not inclusive of costs incurred by damaged IT equipment (an occasional side-effect of power cuts and power failure).
Essentially, our grid power is becoming less reliable – and many businesses are not taking enough measures to protect themselves from power cuts and other sources of power failure.
Even the best-made contingency plans can be prone to failure.
On 23 December 2013, Gatwick Airport experienced unprecedented rainfall. More rain fell on that one day (68mm) than had done for the whole of the month, far exceeding Met Office forecasts. The airport’s flood risk assessment failed to foresee such problems, which led to what was described by its Chief Executive Stewart Wingate as, “…the worst flooding in the airport’s living memory.”
UPS Systems will supply standby power equipment to the UK’s Met Office following the announcement of the first successful tender between six framework suppliers.
Announced on December 4 2013, the tender comprises two sets of 4 x 100kVA Riello MST Multi Sentry UPS. UPS Systems will install the equipment during the first quarter of 2014. The standby power supplies will ensure that vital computing equipment at the Met Office’s head office in Exeter remains operational in the event …
According to Sungard Availability Services , power cuts were the single biggest cause of business disruption in 2011, with incidents in 2011 rising by 10% from the previous year. These results, represented in the table below, strongly indicate that theoffice workplace remains at most risk of power cut induced downtime, accounting for 80% of disruptions. Meanwhile, technology failure problems dropped by 25% – possibly due to the fact …