Is Your UPS Connected Right?
If you have a ‘Server’ in your Practice (a computer that holds all your precious data), it’s probably protected by a device called an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS). The UPS’s job is to keep the Server running for a short period of time in the event of a power failure. They are essentially a small battery pack. Servers shouldn’t just be switched off in a power failure else you run the risk of corrupting data that was in use at the time (like your Management software that runs your Practice). You could even corrupt the entire Server operating system leaving it unusable. A properly installed and configured UPS is your protection against this corruption. I say “properly installed and configured” because in many offices this is not the case. Here are the issues that you should check on for your Practice.