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Three Tech Tips to Keep You Going When the Power Goes Out

Many businesses and individuals have put systems in place for when the power goes. As load shedding gains momentum and is here to stay it is important to keep going and to keep the doors of all businesses open especially after the aftermath of the COVID19 pandemic. 

Thinking smartly and creating ways to make your business tick over is easily achievable if you are a little creative. It is time to think out of the box, finding ways to keep everything happening during blackouts, surges, dips, and brownouts. 

Small to medium enterprises are easily disabled from running smoothly daily when the power goes down and the negative impact can soon tally up to thousands of rands. 

There is good news, though and by preparing for the inevitable your business need not suffer. 

Apply These Three Tech Tips to Keep Your Business Going No Matter What the Power Does 

  • If you have not already done so, there is little that can second a cloud backup and recovery system. There is no need to lose essential files and important documents ever again. Ensure you get a system going that will keep all your important information secure and up-to-speed – this can all be done in the cloud so that your entire team will be able to access files and information at any given time. This is the best way to share information, and now with many individuals working from home, what better way than storing and sharing information in the cloud? Teams are an excellent option for those working online and sharing everything from information to presentations and having meetings. 
  • Backup systems such as UPS, generators, and other protective equipment are essential to protect delicate electronics and to keep the power on long enough to switch machines off and to save any work required saving. 
  • Ensure you always have enough data on your cellphone so that when your internet is down you can simply switch over to your data. Buy LED battery lights with USB ports to keep your phone charged. Investing in MiFi is also useful for setting up a mobile hotspot. 

Businesses need to keep running regardless of what the power decides to do. At PHD we have come up with solutions to many SME power dilemmas. The powerful range of protection devices will assist in supporting and serving sensitive equipment and data in applications across the board with a focus on small to medium companies.