People often make the assumption that it takes a raging hurricane or a powerful thunderstorm to cause a power outage. In reality, anything from a squirrel chewing through a wire to a car accident that hits a utility pole, can cause an immediate power outage to your area.
The interactive Blackout Tracker
® found here and by clicking the image b
elow, allows you to
explore the various causes of power outages and the impacts they have. You may be surprised at how vulnerable the U.S. power grid is!
A recent investigation by Talari Networks assessed
the price tag of a network outage at more than $9,000 per minute
, with larger enterprises losing tens of millions of dollars every hour! Even worse, nine out of 10 large corporations reported that they had experienced at least one network outage in the past year, and 69% endured two or more - with the majority of outages lasting more than an hour. Despite both the physical and monetary damages from power outages, there is hope: by investing in quality power protection solutions to safeguard critical systems, the risks and consequences can be significantly reduced.