Technology is the backbone of your business, so downtime can dramatically damage bottom line. According to a 2016 ITIC survey, one hour of downtime can cost you more than $100,000. The longer it takes to get your system back up, the scarier the numbers get.
There are steps you can start taking today to prepare your systems before you find yourself staring IT downtime in the eye again.
1. Prioritize Process Efficiency
It’s pretty simple. The more efficient your processes run, the less downtime you experience. Investing your time and effort into streamlining processes will go a long way when it comes to reducing the loss of productivity your employees experience when hardware crashes and their workday is interrupted.
2. Have a Business Continuity Plan in Place
No one likes to think that a cyberattack, natural disaster or even a simple accident could happen to them, but it’s a reality that you’re better off being prepared for. A business continuity plan ensures that your business can continue to operate even after a major incident brings all your systems down.
3. Outsource What You Can’t Handle
If you don’t have the time, resources or tech proficiency to monitor your system, outsourcing your IT to a managed services provider (MSP) is the simplest way to minimize downtime. A MSP will monitor and maintain your vital systems to pinpoint red flags and eliminate vulnerabilities.
We understand how hard you work to keep your business running. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to monitoring your IT and eliminating red flags before they turn into the worst-case-scenario.