When power failure strikes, it can have disastrous consequences for an organisation. With systems down, orders can't be processed, employees can't work, and you can't 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 BT's 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 operator's busiest day, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded, and St Pancras International station dealing with long queues. And when it comes to standby power, unfortunately ITV's prime time TV show The X Factor just didn't live up to its name. A power cut at Wembley's 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 you're wondering whether you really need to upgrade your system, or pay out for a health check, just ask yourself what you're prepared to risk in the event of a mains failure. For more information, please contact us and we'll be able to discuss the full range with you, and make recommendations of which UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and/or Diesel Generator to best suit your needs.