When power failure strikes, it can have disastrous consequences for an organisation. With systems down, orders cant be processed, employees cant work, and you cant get in touch with your customers. It can end up costing organisations thousands of pounds in downtime. The real cost of downtime can have financial implications for your customers too, as these examples show: After BTs Birmingham exchange lost power, its broadband customers across the UK were left without Internet access. Besides its personal customers who would have been inconvenienced by the outage, it would have left numerous businesses unable to operate. Eurostar was crippled by a power failure when its trains were delayed for two hours. The power outage occurred on the train operators busiest day, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded, and St Pancras International station dealing with long queues. And when it comes to standby power, unfortunately ITVs prime time TV show The X Factor just didnt live up to its name. A power cut at Wembleys Fountain Studios minutes before the live show left them unable to broadcast, and millions of viewers without their weekly fix of the TV talent show. TV advertisers were not happy All of these disasters might have been avoided with properly maintained standby power systems in place. So next time youre wondering whether you really need to upgrade your system, or pay out for a health check, just ask yourself what youre prepared to risk in the event of a mains failure. For more information, please contact us and well be able to discuss the full range with you, and make recommendations to best suit your needs.