Today’s businesses require the most reliable Internet connectivity possible. Staying connected is vital when your boss demands that company operations run all day, every day, and even in off hours. And especially when he holds you responsible. When companies must run some aspect of their operations 24/7, it’s important to realize the importance of redundancy.
For most people outside of the tech industry, the word “redundancy” likely conjures phrases such as “sum total” or brings to mind the face of an employee who’s no longer necessary. But in the realm of networking, redundancy is a sought-after element of a reliable network. Think of it as a spare tire or an insurance policy in case your connection collapses
In the modern business environment, protecting your network from downtime is of paramount importance. Avoid the loss of customers and reputation by taking the necessary steps to prevent downtime.
Your internet connection is one of the most vital business decisions you can make. There's just no two ways about it; from video conferences to emails to research to even a cute cat video break, you need the right kind of internet connection. Getting the most out of internet providers, therefore, becomes crucial to overall operations. But what should you be looking for?
An outage of any kind that causes downtime doesn't appear to cost much on the surface. It is the less obvious losses -- from productivity to reputation and beyond -- that form the true cost of a downtime incident.
However, downtime can have many costs that users don't consider. The real costs of downtime aren't always measured in dollars and cents, but many of them can have an
What Might Have Been
A familiar concept to economists--though not always so familiar everywhere else--is
Downtime creates huge opportunity costs. When employees can't work thanks to a down network or application or anything else that experiences downtime, that business's employees are incurring
Another less quantifiable but still important cost of downtime is reputation. It's well known that more people will tell others about bad service than about good. A 2014
American Express study found that the number of people talking about bad service