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13 most common ways computers fail

And how to protect vital data and equipment

Most computer breakdowns are caused by human error. Forget to check a battery charge and the backup power supply might not function when you need it. Accidentally trip the emergency power shutoff and computer software and files can be corrupted. A simple mistake could cause any facility or system to stop all activity and even lose critical business data.

Power surges occur without warning

In smaller locations, failing to install voltage transient protection in the electrical system is a major cause of expensive computer damage and other equipment breakdowns. Often, a voltage surge or other power-related accident can also lead to expensive business interruption losses.

Here is a link to the 13 most common reasons that computers fail.

It can be hard to pinpoint micro-circuitry damage

When power quality is an issue, a computer circuit board may fail with no visible sign of damage. That's why HSB's TechAdvantage™ equipment breakdown insurance includes the industry's only Electronic Circuitry Interruption coverage. It can cover microelectronics losses even when physical damage is not easily detectable.

Cyber attacks also target computer systems

The failure to upgrade software or keep anti-virus protection up to date can also lead to computer damage or a data breach and other cyber attacks. HSB offers a suite of data breach and cyber coverages to help protect your customers' sensitive business data.

Help your customers prevent equipment and data loss

Read our blog post about common reasons that computers fail.

Visit HSB's Equipment Care page to learn about power quality and ways to protect a facility's electrical system from voltage surges and other exposures.

And share these cyber security tips with your customers to help prevent the loss of business data.

13 most common ways computers fail