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When your IT stops working, everyone notices. Whatever the cause, your IT team gets blamed and there's a mad scramble to fix the problem.
But it doesn't have to be this way. Many problems are avoidable, if the right technology is in place.
Here are 20 ways you can minimise IT downtime and keep everything running smoothly.
For many businesses, these steps will form part of a broader business continuity plan.
However, the steps aren't just about improving uptime and business continuity. Many have additional benefits.
For example, using server virtualisation to partition your server applications from each other doesn't just improve uptime. It can help you consolidate your IT systems on to fewer physical servers, simplifying hardware maintenance, cutting hosting costs and improving hardware utilisation.
By taking some of the 20 steps above, you can help keep your IT working and your business running smoothly.