A power outage is just one of nine common power problems that impact power quality and availability. Eaton have compiled their annual blackout tracker report and we’ve chosen some of the most valuable insights for you to ensure you have uninterrupted power supply this storm season.

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While putting a price tag on the cost of unexpected downtime involves many factors, one aspect is universal: power interruptions are expensive.

The most recent EMC Global Data Protection Index found that the average Australian organisation experiences approximately three days of unexpected downtime per year, with data loss and other consequences totaling around AUD $70 billion (US $55 billion).

While exact downtime costs vary based on factors such as the nature of the business, the size of the company and the criticality of its IT systems for revenue-generating processes, the recovery time for a business is significant and the costs are high.

According to Price Waterhouse research, after a power outage disrupts IT systems:

  • 33+ percent of companies take more than a day to recover
  • 10 percent of companies take more than a week
  • It can take up to 48 hours to reconfigure a network
  • It can take days or weeks to re-enter lost data
  • 90 percent of companies that experience a computer disaster and don’t have a survival plan go out of business within 18 months

Despite the enormous price tag attached to downtime, there’s still good news. By investing in power backup solutions to protect critical systems, you can significantly reduce the potentially devastating risks and consequences. It’s important to keep asking yourself and your business: Are we prepared for a power outage? How reliable is our disaster plan? Could we face an outage and continue to run business-critical applications?

Making sure you have access to uninterrupted power supply this storm season could save your business. So, if you’re not confident in your answers to those questions, or would simply like to check your current solution; reach out to our experienced engineers today to organise a site audit with Eaton and Computer Merchants.

Find the rest of Eaton’s Australian stats here or reach out to your account manager for more information.

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