Calculating the real cost of downtime

Outages and system failures in IT are common occurrences when regular maintenance is not carried out. When that happens, the company affected will experience downtime, which can be very expensive. Gartner, a technology research firm pegged the hourly cost of downtime at a conservative estimate of $42,000. On average, a company experiences a downtime of 175 hours a year. A company that experiences a downtime longer than that can incur losses of more than $7 million annually.

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How to keep your data safe on the cloud

One of the hottest topics right now in the IT industry is cloud computing. Just last week, we wrote a blog post about the advantages of cloud computing. A few months ago, we also wrote another post on the reasons why cloud computing is a better IT solution for SMEs. As with all things new, there is a certain amount of apprehension when the subject of cloud computing is approached. Being an IT services firm, we often hear this question from clients and prospects: “Is my data safe on the cloud?”

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Why you should go for service when it comes to IT

Let’s say that you want to purchase a laptop. How do you decide on which model to get? Even after you have decided on the laptop model, there are many different stores that are retailing it. Some of them will even offer you attractive discounts while others will throw in some useful accessories as a bundle deal. So which store do you buy from?

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