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The Negative Effects Of Short Power Outages

by GoPower 7. May 2020 05:32

When Hurricane Irma rolled through Florida in 2017 power was out for up to two weeks. When a massive snowstorm hit the Northeast a few years ago, some customers were without power for weeks. These are just two of the more drastic cases of power loss in recent memory. But make no mistake, even a loss of power for just an hour or two can do just as much damage today to any business.

Businesses in every industry are run by complex computer, data and security systems. A breach of power, even for a few minutes, gives intruders and hackers the ability to harm a business infrastructure severely. No doubt about it, being closed down for a few weeks is bad for business. But having your security compromised and data vulnerable because of loss of power for a few minutes can be damaging as well.

And it doesn’t matter whether your business is considered B2B or B2C. Damage can be done to every business if the power is down and the lights are out for just a few minutes or hours.

Backup power generators are extremely effective because they are an immediate power source that can last for days and even weeks, during and after a power outage caused by accident, terrorist activity or natural disaster. With automatic transfer switches, the power source is immediately transferred over to the backup power generator, and your business never notices a difference. Data systems continue to run. Security systems stay intact. And, of course, e-commerce platforms remain operational, which is critical in today’s landscape when so many businesses are run from a website.

To learn more about how backup power generators can help your business, visit www.americasgenerators.com

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