Posted October 28, 2015 / By admin / 0 Comment

Is Your Network In Trouble?

The Real Cost To Network Downtime

When people hear the term “network downtime” they may just think you’re referring to a router on the fritz, but for businesses of all sizes, ensuring your network will not fail is something that should be taken seriously and not overlooked.   If your network should all of the sudden fail, do you have a plan in place to keep productivity moving or will this downtime throw a wrench into all business communications?

It Happens to the Best of Us…Literally

Just in the last few years, we have seen numerous major corporations endure data breaches and system-hacks that left millions of people and their sensitive data exposed and vulnerable.  Since 2014 alone, major companies who have experienced such breaches include Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, UPS, BlueCross BlueShield, Kaspersky Lab, numerous banks and casinos, and the infamous Sony Email Hacking Scandal.  Even large companies like these are vulnerable to downtime and are prone to cyber-attacks, so it’s important to ensure that your network is safe and secure.  Doing so is paramount to keeping your data and your customers’ information safe.  At Bar Code Direct, we have the knowledge and the expertise to help you build a robust network of any size to fit your needs.

Downtime Results in Real Dollars Lost

Network downtime doesn’t just consist of lost sales due to an inability to communicate with customers and vendors; it also translates into real dollars lost when you consider having to pay idle employees who can’t work.  When the issue is inevitably resolved, you have to play catch-up, resulting in a loss of even more time and money.  Downtime also negatively affects your supply-chain when you lose customers who need timely products.  The loss of clientele further damages your reputation, which can be difficult, and costly, to recover from.

Downtime: The Cold, Hard Numbers

A quick internet search of the financial impact network downtime can have on your company will yield countless results, which assess annual losses to be anywhere from $51,000 for small businesses to $91,000 for mid-sized and as much as $1,000,000+ for larger enterprises and Fortune500 corporations.  Regardless of where your company fits in, the fact that your business will lose a significant amount of money if it can’t instantly recover from a network outage is irrefutable and unavoidable. Let Bar Code Direct create and implement a winning strategy for you.

How Bar Code Direct Can Help You

We live in a technologically-advanced age of instant gratification. If you can’t provide for your customers what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, they’ll find one of your competitors who can.  Why devote time and money into your company only to see if it fall like a house of cards during a network outage?  At Bar Code Direct, we deal directly with the manufacturers and vendors to get you the quality mobile-to-mobile and IT products your business and your customers demand while also providing end-to-end network infrastructure and customer support from site-surveys through installation and deployment.  By partnering with Bar Code Direct, you can rest easy knowing you won’t be left vulnerable to network outages and downtime. Do you have any questions for us? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.