How has extended downtime impacted your business?
One of the worst problems that can happen to your business is an extended session of downtime due to a technology failure like a server crash or hard drive failure. A problem like this means that your operations are down for an extended period, which can cripple productivity and prevent your business from making profits.
Occasional network downtimes are just a part of doing business in a modern world. However, extended downtimes, especially those occurring frequently, hint to a much more serious problem that needs to be remedied immediately. Of course, it’s not just networks that cause the problem: a failed computer or even hard drive can also cause downtime, among other things. Additionally, waste begins to compound very quickly; no many is being made, projects are not advancing and employees are essentially getting paid to do nothing. But what if, during that, you had a backup plan? That’s just what cloud services offer.
Network Storage Failure
For the past few years, your employees have relied on a network drive to store crucial, collaborative files. One day, the drive fails without explanation. Solution? You could try to visit each user workstation to find the latest version of the files and any other dependent files before trying to piece them together. Then, you can have employees pick up once again wherever the local copy left off – if you do manage to find them all. In other words, everyone’s attention is diverted from productivity to do something that’s already been done once.
Or, you can turn to your cloud solutions provider.
Cloud platforms automatically back up data as it’s created or changed. So rather than engaging in a wasteful digital scavenger hunt, you can simply copy the latest version of the files from the cloud just as you would with a network drive. No downtime and no hassle.
Network Server Failures
When the network’s server goes down, your employees will likely be unable to communicate with directly with each other via the business’s Intranet. They may still be able to get online, but shared resources, instant messaging, remote logins and a variety of other local services will likely remain unavailable.
However, cloud solutions now offer more than just data backups; communications services, including instant messaging and bulletins and other shared collaborative services, are also now offered by cloud solutions providers. This, of course, in addition to maintaining access to shared files.
Monitoring for Failures
Cloud solutions can be designed to monitor network performance and security, even remotely. Robust monitoring solutions means discovering potential issues before they become a problem. For example, if erratic behaviors are found coming from within your external storage drives or even servers, users may not notice them right away. However, a well-planned and implemented service will.
With the cost of cloud computing getting lower every year, it simply doesn’t make fiscal sense for businesses to ignore online IT solutions. This is especially true when coupled with the losses incurred because of inactivity due to downtime. There are a variety of reasons to switch to a cloud solutions provider, and Zinon Cloud can help you get started with a free demo! Give us a call to learn how we can customise a solution for you.
Having the right company manage your IT means that these issues are taken care of and prevented so that you don’t have to worry about them causing problems for your business. At Zinon Cloud, we take a different approach to IT by taking care of these problems through preventive measures instead of reacting to problems as they occur. To find out if Zinon Cloud is the best fit to handle your company’s IT needs, give us a call on +353 45 409 140