How to Safeguard Against IT Infrastructure Outages

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-10-2014 Email

By now, organizations are well aware that any disruption in the availability of IT network and infrastructure systems will result in a disruption of business. In fact, many companies simply can't conduct any revenue-generating activities during downtime. As for the costs? They amount to literally hundreds of thousands of dollars annually for a typical organization, research shows. However, tech departments still say IT outages are occurring more frequently. To lend guidance, Continuity Software has come up with the following five best practices about how to proactively monitor and analyze your IT infrastructure systems and avoid downtime. With the increasing complexity of today's enterprise IT environment, such an approach is more critical than ever. To further illustrate the urgency of the problem, we've included recent industry findings revealing growing concerns about IT infrastructure disruption and the associated costs. Those findings were compiled from multiple industry research reports, including those from Emerson Network Power and IEEE Computer. For more about Continuity Software's best practices, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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