Mind the Gap

Originally posted in Network Communication News' March 2016 issue by Hubert Da Costa

Many of today's organisations rely on constant connectivity in order to run an effective business.

Network downtime is at best an inconvenience, but at worst it's a mission-critical disaster. Despite growing user expectations, no service provider can deliver 100 percent uptime. So when it does happen, how can businesses minimize the impact?

Whether it's due to a surge in traffic, poor connection or a technical fault, primary Internet service providers only offer up to 99.5 percent availability standard, so businesses with a wired Internet connection will inevitably experience service disruption. This leaves companies exposed to risks such as lost revenue, poor productivity and a negative customer experience. Whether network downtime affects Point-of-Sale, security, inventory management or availability to critical cloud applications, it's important to prepare for service disruption.

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