What is the cost of downtime?
It is amazing how many small and mid-sized businesses do not have a solid plan for preventing “issues” from happening on their computer
networks. Some of these “issues” (server/desktop crashes, firewall hanging, router/switch malfunctions) can take down an entire network
for many hours. Hopefully, these major issues don’t happen frequently, and most business owners do not think that they will happen to
them at all. They categorize these rare instances as downtime, but downtime has another hidden component that is possibly even more costly than
when the server crashes.
A business with 10 employees could lose over $12,000 due to downtime.
** Total payroll of $495,000 per year.
- 3 employees at $25,000 per year = $75,000
- 4 employees at $35,000 per year = $140,000
- 2 employees at $55,000 per year = $110,000
- 2 employees at $85,000 per year = $170,000
This breaks down to nearly $238 per hour. When the server goes down for a couple of hours and none of the employees can access network resources,
this costs $476 plus the cost of the computer guys scrambling to fix the issue. If the business is down for an entire day, the cost is over $1,904
plus more. If there is even one of these short outages each month, the business loses another $7,616 at minimum over the course of a year plus all of
the added fees.
Our goal is to make IT an investment not an expense!
Rather than losing that money due to having all this downtime, REAL has the Solutions to allow
the business to remain stable and have an uptime of 99.95%.
An "act of God", local or city wide Internet or electrical outages, or even a fire is out of our control.