It’s officially summer, and in Florida that means afternoon severe thunderstorms that are sometimes here one minute and gone the next. While they can move through rather quickly, don’t leave your technology vulnerable! From power failures to electrical surges, here’s how to make sure your server, workstations, and network equipment are protected.

An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is ideal for servers, point-of-sale, routers, switches, hubs and other network devices. UPSes are trusted by millions of IT professionals throughout the world to protect equipment and critical data from costly interruptions by supplying reliable, network-grade power reliably and efficiently. A UPS device is critical when a facility loses power. For example, when a business has a power outage, a UPS that’s connected to the server and network equipment then becomes the server and network equipment’s power supply. The UPS can usually power the devices up to an hour. This allows enough time for users to save their work and safely shut down the server if power isn’t going to be restored immediately.

The majority of all surge-induced damage is caused by surges and spikes traveling along unprotected data lines. Fluctuations in power happen many times throughout the day, whether you notice or not. These fluctuations over time can take their toll on computers or other technical equipment. It only takes one larger spike for a laptop or desktop to be devastated. Computer Experts carries a variety of battery backup and surge protection devices for computer systems, networking, and other electronics.

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