A UPS is an important part to a business computer. This is especially true if you business computer is a laptop. No, I do not mean United Parcel Service when I say UPS. Instead of delivering parcels, the UPS I am referring to delivers electricity. In this sense, UPS stands for uninterruptable power supply.
The UPS can be a live saving in the event of a power outage. Many people say that most businesses would have a backup generator. Unfortunately, that only applies to large business. There are millions of home businesses that are run out of small buildings that do not have a backup generator in the case of a power outage. A power outage can cause you to lose hours of work. In some rare cases the outage can trigger damage in your computer whether it is a desktop or laptop computer.
This is where the UPS comes into play. It keeps the power constant to protect you in the event of a power outage. You can plug up more than the computer to this UPS also. That means you can plug up your high speed modem up to the UPS so it can maintain power through the power outage.
The UPS also doubles as a powerful surge protector. It offers much more protection than the simple surge protectors you see in Wal-Mart. Most of them also offer surge protection for home phones also. API Integration
For a small business, I would recommend either the APS UPS or the Belkin UPS. The APS UPS is for the high end user, but it is not always suiting for a small setting. The performance of the APS UPS is astounding but so is the noise. The noise generated can ruin your mood every time you get on the computer. The Belkin UPS does not have as much potential as the APS UPS but in most cases it is absolutely quiet. Fortunately, the Belkin UPS is more than enough for one or two desktop computer if you are using LCD monitors. APS UPS is needed when you are using a lot of energy. This could mean that you have multiple computers. This could also come in handy if you have a high performance computer. Gaming computers use a great deal of energy so they would benefit the most from an APS UPS. Both APS UPS and Belkin UPS can be found in local electronic stores such as Best Buy.