Organizations do everything they can to maintain business continuity, as this significantly impacts their competitiveness and profitability. The cost of downtime is enormous; depending on the industry, organizations lose hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars for every hour of downtime from lost productivity and revenue, missed opportunities, and loss of reputation and customers. When ESG surveyed organizations about their downtime tolerance for primary production servers or systems, 51% reported that they could tolerate high priority applications being down for less than an hour, and 29% could tolerate high priority applications having less than 15 minutes of downtime.1
Business leaders expect two things from IT: keep mission-critical applications available and high performing 24x7 and, if something does happen, recover to be back in business quickly and without losing any critical data so there is no impact on revenue stream. Of course, there is a gap between this de facto expectation from nontechnical business leaders and what current technology is actually capable of delivering. For mission-critical workloads, which are most often hosted on databases, organizations may choose to implement high availability (HA) technologies within the database to avoid downtime and data loss.
Published By: Carbonite
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
It’s the moment every IT department dreads: A data loss event takes your business offline and the countdown clock begins. Despite spending countless hours safeguarding against and preparing for this moment, the impact of downtime is immediate and all-consuming.
While IT pros can’t always avoid data loss events, they can prepare for them to ensure minimal downtime. To better
understand the IT experience during a data disaster, EVault commissioned Spiceworks Voice of IT to survey IT pros regarding disaster recovery practices and perceptions. All survey respondents were based in the U.S. and have influence over backup/disaster recovery purchase decisions. This e-book will explore the impact of downtime and data loss on IT departments for small and midsize businesses.
Today, a range of diverse cyber-adversaries — including nation-states, cybercriminals, competitors, hacktivists, and insiders/contractors — pose financial, reputational and regulatory risk to industrial and critical infrastructure organizations.
The business impact can include costly production downtime, safety failures, and environmental release of hazardous materials, as well as theft of corporate secrets such as sensitive information about formulas and proprietary manufacturing processes.
The challenge is compounded as organizations adopt digitization initiatives and IT/OT convergence to support the business — removing any “air-gaps” that may have existed in the past.
To help security and operations teams stay ahead of the latest ICS/SCADA threats, CyberX — the industrial cybersecurity company founded by military cyber experts with nation-state experience securing critical infrastructure — has partnered with SANS to create educational content about emerging ICS threat vectors and
Learn how much money your business can save.
In an objective study commissioned by Microsoft, Forrester Consulting investigated the Total Economic Impact™ for small to medium sized businesses, with 1 to 250 employees, using Office 365. The study revealed a sizeable return on investment.
One business founder had this to say, “The productivity gain is the main thing for me with Office 365. It’s allowed everybody to be more productive, and if there is any element of downtime on hardware, it’s just a case of moving into another location, whether it’d be the next desk, office, or Starbucks.”
Discover these findings and more when you download the free report:
• Improved Business Continuity. How enhanced business continuity lead to an avoidance in lost billable hours of $15,000 annually.
• Increased mobile worker productivity. How an investment in mobility saved45 hours per year per worker.
• Lowered Security, Risk, and Compliance Costs. How an organization went from 15 data breaches per year
Published By: Acronis
Published Date: Dec 28, 2011
According to a 2010 ESG survey, 73% of midmarket companies face "significant revenue loss or other adverse business impact" within three hours of experience downtime. Read this article to find out why you need the automated disaster recovery plan that's built in to Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11!
This white paper provides a basic understanding of the building blocks of IT and business continuity—from understanding the concepts of disaster recovery and information availability to calculating the business impact of downtime and selecting the right software solution.
Is a lack of availability costing your business thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars? Assessing the true financial impact of unplanned downtime may surprise you. Placing a dollar amount on this issue is often the first step and biggest motivator to meeting your ongoing availability requirements.