This division of a paycheck company has 180 users working in a converted warehouse with very dirty power, says a net admin pilot fish working there.

“Our IT budget allowed most of the things we needed — except a UPS for the server room,” fish says. “After carefully studying the electrical requirements, I came up with what seemed to be the best and most cost-effective solution: a UPS unit costing $12,000.”

By fish’s calculation, the new UPS will handle all the site’s current needs and allow for plenty of growth. And he’s pretty pleased that he has solved the problem.

Fish sets up a meeting with the division bean counter and gives him the full pitch in glorious detail: what the site has, what it needs, how much it will cost and — most important — that this will eliminate the power issues the site regularly suffers from.

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