Downtime— it is the dreaded word no business owner, manager, or employee wants to hear uttered. Everything from hardware maintenance and software upgrades to cyberattacks and natural disasters can cause excessive downtime. The ramifications of downtime extend beyond disrupting the flow of business. Downtime also costs companies plenty of money. Our managed services team in Tulsa is here to prevent or at least limit downtime to keep your business humming along.
Consider the True Cost of Downtime
Think back to the last time your business experienced downtime. Your team’s productivity undoubtedly dipped. In some cases, downtime prevents work from being done altogether. Downtime is problematic for several reasons. It makes networks and important applications inaccessible. Furthermore, downtime can prevent your team from completing important daily responsibilities. These disruptive events end up costing a considerable amount of money in terms of lost productivity.
The Aberdeen Group reports unplanned downtime has the potential to cost more than $8,000 per hour for small and medium-sized businesses. Fail to respond to downtime threats and your business might have to shut its doors. Consider the fact that the Federal Emergency Management Agency reports four in 10 small and medium-sized businesses fail to reopen after a natural disaster. Even if the small businesses survive natural disasters, the cost of downtime will undoubtedly take a chunk out of the bottom line.
You Have the Power to Maximize Uptime
Operational redundancy is the key to guarding against potentially devastating downtime. Businesses hit especially hard by these unfortunate events are typically the ones that consolidate assets in a single space. As an example, it is a mistake to group hard drives, servers, data backups and other computing devices in one portion of your facility. If a natural disaster passes through the site where these vital electronics are located, the risk for downtime will be dramatically escalated. A single escalated event could knock everything offline and damage expensive computing equipment the business relies upon for operations. The solution is operational redundancy.
Our managed services team in Tulsa is here to back up your data, applications and other assets off-site and in the cloud. This is the redundancy your business needs to survive a natural disaster. Take this route and your business will be able to rebound after a natural disaster or another unfortunate event with minimal interruption.
At JMARK Business Solutions, Inc., our managed services team in Tulsa is here to make your business operate like a well-oiled machine even when disaster strikes. We provide outsourced IT support, digital security management, mobile device management, cloud computing assistance, disaster recovery, and more. For more information, please contact us.