Minimize System Downtime Risk By Following these Simple Tips

written by Michael Anderson posted on August 29, 2017

In the world of modern business, even short periods of downtime in critical IT infrastructure can seriously damage productivity. It’s estimated by experts at Gartner that, in a large business, a single hour of system downtime results in serious budget issues – costing companies up to $42,000!

Because of this, it’s critical to follow network best practices and use strategic technology planning to minimize system downtime – whether due to issues like Cryptolocker ransomware or other security threats, disaster recovery procedures, or even routine system maintenance. Here are some tips on how to mitigate downtime risk – and enjoy increased IT system responsiveness!

Choose The Right Vendors

With all-inclusive support and IT managed services from 365 Technologies, we take care of vendor management – performing comprehensive vetting you always partner with reliable, high-quality software and hardware companies.

If you fail to choose the right cloud or backup vendors, and don’t get dedicated, proactive SLAs (Service Level Agreements) from them, you may suffer from system downtime – even if your own IT systems are functioning perfectly.

Before signing a contract with a vendor, take a look at the SLA and make sure it aligns with the organizational goals of your company – or use a trusted advisor/virtual CIO from 365 Technologies to thoroughly vet potential partnerships!

Regular System Audits

If you don’t have your own IT department, you probably have never run a system audit. However, system audits are essential to understanding the health of your mission-critical IT infrastructure.

Partnering with an IT managed services like 365 Technologies allows you to enjoy the benefits of regular, comprehensive system audits. Our team of technicians can perform system audits that allow you to:

  • Minimize downtime
  • Eliminate redundancies
  • Standardize processes & procedures
  • Regularly patch and maintain IT systems
  • Examine security vulnerabilities
  • Ensure uptime for core systems
  • Provide strategic technology planning insights
  • Understand the organizational effects of system downtime

By performing a comprehensive system audit and documentation regarding your IT systems, we can help you minimize system downtime, and ensure that your valuable IT infrastructure is protected from intrusion, downtime, and critical system failures.

Implement Load-Balancing Systems

Scalability and load-balancing are the best defense against system downtime. A highly-scalable server infrastructure can reduce downtime for both planned and unplanned service outages by using multiple, redundant servers. These servers can “balance” data loads by taking over when a single cluster fails or is taken offline for maintenance – ensuring that business functions are not disrupted.

Reduce Your Downtime Risk With 365 Technologies Today!

At 365 Technologies, we offer you “Worry-Free IT” in Winnipeg! Our IT managed services team can help you reduce your risk of system downtime by choosing the right vendors, performing regular audits, and implementing scalable, load-balanced data systems.

So don’t risk your business – and don’t suffer from prolonged system downtime. Contact the experts at 365 Technologies now for a free consultation, and see how we can help you stay competitive by reducing your risk of system downtime!

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