Category: Costs of Downtime

Is 5 Nines Enough? – Major Networks Think not.

Published on June 1, 2016

Costs of Downtime, Industry News

As reported in Light Reading, US telecom giant CenturyLink is aiming to improve its offering by guaranteeing customers “six nines” reliability rather than the “five nines” that has traditionally featured in telco service level agreements (SLAs). James Feger, CenturyLink’s vice president of network strategy and development says “There are customers that exist across the world where a one-minute outage is…

Minimizing Downtime in Unattended Parking Systems

Automated parking systems offer great advantages to the operator and driver alike.  That is when they are working properly.  There is nothing more frustrating than angry customers angry  because their parking system is non-functional. Having to roll a truck for  a service call is a big waste of time and expense.  Especially when 80% of these failures can be handled with…

Truck Roll Not an Option for Undersea Data Center

Published on February 1, 2016

Costs of Downtime, Unique Applications

Microsoft’s Project Natick aims to put data centers underwater, where they will be close to population centers and benefit from water cooling and be powered by tidal energy. When critical sites become ever more remote and inaccessible, the cost of site visits becomes ever higher and borders on impossible.  Maybe you don’t have underwater facilities, but you could definitely benefit from…

Major Cost of Downtime Report Released

Published on January 27, 2016

Costs of Downtime, Industry News

An iBoot of Prevention is worth a Truck Roll of Cure. In the new study by IHS Inc. a major research firm,  the cost of downtime for information and communication technology (ICT) reaches $700 billion per year. The report blames network interruptions as the biggest cause of downtime, and organizations average 5 occurrences per month totaling 27 hours. Matthias Machowinski, research director for enterprise…

Hoverboards are not UL Listed! Is your Power Switch?

Published on January 6, 2016

Costs of Downtime, iBoot, Industry News, Security

With all the news about hoverboards catching fire,  it is clear that we all need to think more about product safety.  Something catches the consumers’ eye, becomes the hot new thing and then literally becomes the hot new thing.  Suddenly there are concerns over safety,  liability  and  insurance coverage.   The case with these hoverboards became acute very quickly.  Now…

How to Calculate the Cost of Downtime

Published on December 14, 2015

Costs of Downtime

downtime-calculator

You know that downtime is hurting your bottom line, but do you know exactly how much?  Understanding the true cost of downtime is the first step in improving your network and the benchmark by which any solutions can be measured. Dataprobe has produced an eBook and on-line calculator that can get you started in improving your networks reliability. The on-line calculator makes…

Digital Signage Fail

Published on July 23, 2013

Costs of Downtime, Digital Signage Fail

Failures in the digital signage arena lead to very public displays that can damage you brand image,  and provide general overall embarrassment.  There are several ways that downtime can be costly. Lost revenue due to lost sales or transactions; If your digital media project is part of a transaction system, any downtime means loss of direct sales revenue. Lost revenue due to…