Floods, fires & downtime lessons

Floods, fires & downtime lessons

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2013 marked the Southern Alberta flood and 2014 brought the Calgary underground electrical fire. What’s headed our way in 2015? Let’s not wait for another disaster to find out.

SysGen recently teamed up with Datto and Paratus Education to host Floods, Fires & Downtime. The breakfast and learn was inspired by the recent disasters affecting Southern Alberta and brought corporate leaders to the table to learn about why business continuity is a must for every workplace.

In case you missed our event, here’s a recap of our top learnings!

BUSINESS CONTINUITY IS….

Your company’s plan B in any case of disaster. When adversity strikes, business continuity is the plan that keeps day-to-day business-critical technology and operations running.

It may be surprising, but natural disasters aren’t the main cause of catastrophes. In fact, natural disasters account for only 10% of downtime. It’s human error and network outages that cause 90% of downtime.

Accidentally hitting the delete key, or spilling coffee on business-critical technology happens more often than we’d like to think. Business continuity and backup prevent the consequences of these unwanted instances.

THE COST OF DOWNTIME CAN…

Take a serious toll on business operations and financials. Downtime costs can be determined by multiplying the number of employees by average hourly wage, overhead cost per hour, and lost revenue per hour. Test out Datto’s Downtime Calculator to determine how much a simple human error or natural disaster could cost your workplace.

DOWNTIME CAN BE PREVENTED BY….

Business continuity and backup, which protect your businesses from unwanted expense, and lost revenue and hours of operation.

Teaming up with SysGen and Datto means you’re in the clear in the case of a natural disaster (like a flood or power outage) or human error (like spilling coffee or hitting the delete button). Datto backup technology ensures your data is attainable within minutes through hybrid-cloud storage, 15-minute backup intervals, and image virtualization. SysGen Managed Services prevent disasters by providing 24/7 network monitoring, primary and secondary technicians, and a 15-minute response time.

YOU CAN’T LEAD FROM…

Behind. Downtime doesn’t just affect your technology, it affects your entire business, and your employees. People need to be led, so set your objectives, build relationships with your coworkers and stakeholders, choose what risks to take, and base decisions on evidence.

That brings our lessons from Floods, Fires & Downtime to a close. If you’d like to learn more about downtime, backup, and business continuity, contact SysGen.

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