Five IT New Year's Resolutions for Ensuring Power Protection

January 07, 2013

  By Steve Anderson, Contributing Writer

As we close out the first week of 2013, there’s one question that is to be had: Have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Now that the recovery from New Year's celebrations has commenced, most are beginning to look at it with a combination of trepidation and anticipation. While many are making resolutions in their personal lives, so too should those who are involved in information technology (IT) at work – a critical aspect of business operations. The practice of power protection is a great way to meet a lot of resolutions in one convenient package, and we've got five of the most important ones right here to help you along the way.

Putting power protection systems in place serve as a very useful practice for businesses and organizations of all kinds – all of which should be New Year's resolutions in their own right if they aren't already.

First on the list is better cost savings.

 Improving cost savings is a valuable trait for any business to put in play, and power protection can provide at least some of those savings by ensuring reduced waste and improved productivity. This leads directly to the second resolution on the list…

Keeping downtime to a minimum.

While the idea of an office shut down because of a power outage might be a welcome respite for employees, every minute that an office isn't operating is not only time lost, but also money lost – and worse yet, opportunity lost. Especially in the case of salaried employees, pay is still going out the door, but without the appropriate amount of work returned. Even worse, opportunities to make further revenue are being lost thanks to the loss of critical equipment.

The third resolution is to provide better protection in the event of natural disasters.

One of the greatest lessons businesses could learn in 2012 was that natural disasters can strike at anywhere and at any time. From the derecho in June to Hurricane Sandy (which even left hospitals without power), a disaster can hit and instantly take the power with it. Having a layer of protection on hand for those events is just smart thinking,

Being ready for a natural disaster is good, but being ready to recover from a natural disaster is even better.

Being prepared is important, but sometimes, preparations aren't enough by themselves. The ability to recover from a disaster is a lot easier when the appropriate precautions are taken, as it reduces the amount of points that need recovery. That reduces the time to recovery, and eventually, the time to getting back to normal.

Don't Settle

The best way, of course, to protect a business' power systems from emergency is to establish power protection principles backed up by remote power management solutions like those offered by power protection equipment provider, Minuteman UPS/Para Systems (News - Alert). The company’s line of remote management systems help ensure that power for connected devices is around when it's most needed: when grid power isn't available. Even more, users can do so anywhere at any time via a number of convenient methods, from tablets to their smart phone.

Keeping downtime to a minimum – of course, there will almost always be some downtime in any system – is key to ensuring that the business can be all the success it can be. Coming full circle, this is why five great resolutions for 2013 all come into play around proper power protection, and how plenty of benefits can be had from the appropriate exercise of same.

To learn more about all of Minuteman’s power protection offerings, visit www.minutemanups.com.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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