Losing Power Needn't Mean Losing Money

March 1999
Financial Executive;Mar/Apr99, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p11
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the use of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to prevent expensive data loss. It mentions a power outage in the San Francisco Bay area in December of 1998 and suggests that power failures can be expensive for companies that rely on electronic commerce. It states that most power failures last only for a few minutes and mentions that network administrators often need around 10 minutes of power to perform safe system shutdowns.


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