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Infrastructure
New Uptime analysis highlights worsening downtime costs and consequences
New data from Uptime Institute has found that downtime costs and consequences are worsening as those involved in data infrastructure fail to find ways to curb outages.
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Security
A/NZ organisations cite fewer cyber attacks but longer downtime
More than half of security leaders say they have seen an increase in attempted cyber attacks. In addition, many have been directly impacted by data breaches.
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Honeywell
Data center facility managers plagued with downtime concerns - Honeywell report
54% have experienced downtime due to an outage, 38% due to a cyber or physical breach, and 34% had unplanned downtime.
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Gigamon
Revealed: The cure to network outage-related downtime
It’s estimated the average cost per network outage in the United States alone amounts to US$402,542 – with one in ten major outages costing over $1 million.
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Disaster Recovery
A/NZ firms fail to detect technical issues - until customers report them
A PagerDuty survey says that 42% of firms only uncover major technology issues from their customers.
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Cisco
Threat alerts in Australia on the rise but majority are fake - Cisco
The study interviewed almost 2,000 security professionals, 209 of which were Australian CISOs.
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Downtime
App downtime costs businesses over $700k per event
One hour of business-critical application downtime can cost larger companies $144,062.52 per hour, with an average repair time of over five hours.
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Internet of Things
Connectivity downtime costs local business over $4,000/hour
Ruckus Networks’ State of Wi-Fi survey finds almost half of Australian organisations deal with Wi-Fi downtime up to five times per month.
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Internet
Downtime a crippling issue in APAC State of Wi-Fi Study
Ruckus has released findings from its study of 1200 organizations in APAC who collectively have lost US$53m from downtime in the last 12 months.
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Interactive
Hardware maintenance the way it should be - fast, reliable, affordable
“One of the major benefits of moving our equipment over to Interactive was the faster turnaround when our equipment fails.”
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Internet of Things
Will IIoT take us to the cloud or closer to the edge?
Are cloud data centers sufficiently equipped to deal with the volume and speed of the data generated in large production facilities?
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Business Continuity
Kiwi SMBs strengthen their cyber defences as threats rise
Results from the survey found that 89% of SMBs have signed up for security solutions to protect against threats.
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Business Continuity
Chaos in the cloud: Majority of organisations moving to the cloud aren't prepared for an outage
“Getting this right means less downtime, financial impact, loss of customers' trust and damage to brand reputation."
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Internet of Things
5 big ideas that data center professionals would have never imagined 50 years ago
Nostalgia is nice, but in this day and age, technology advancements are too good to ignore.
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Disaster Recovery
Veeam’s latest solution for preventing costly downtime
Veeam’s business continuity solution can save enterprise companies an average of $300,000 per hour of downtime.
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Internet of Things
5 ways to reduce data center operations costs
There’s no getting around the fact that owning and operating a data center is expensive.
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Colocation
Facing a hidden truth: Running data centers is not your core competency
If these challenges sound at all familiar, know you’re not alone – every data center owner/operator has them.
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Internet of Things
Retailers, don’t be left in the dark by technology this Black Friday
Australian retailers face higher online cart abandonment than anywhere in the world.
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Cybersecurity
Survey finds key IT concerns – 87% suffer downtime of an hour or more
​Ixia, a Keysight Business, has released the findings from new research that delved into the concerns of IT professionals around the world.
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Colocation
How data center pod frames can shorten IT room deployment time by over 20%
"Every day your data center isn’t operational is another day you’re not generating revenue ."
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Chatbots
How to restore customer loyalty after a data breach
In this day and age, data breaches and IT downtime are almost inevitable.
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Internet of Things
Enterprise infrastructure migration waits for no one
As data center demands grow, what’s the effect on enterprise’s infrastructure and how will that impact manageability and potential downtime?
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Disaster Recovery
The missing link in your disaster recovery strategy
Say the words “disaster recovery” and people will typically assume you're referring to data backup. This is important - but it doesn't go far enough.
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Disaster Recovery
2017 to bring army of IT threats bigger than ever before: Are you prepared?
49% of businesses surveyed had a failure in 2016 that required the use of a DR solution to resume operations - here's what you can expect this year.