It’s estimated that at least 10% of the U.S. population has a fear of the number 13—and each year, that even more have a fear of Friday the 13th. If you’re an IT professional, on any day of the week, few things are more harrowing than a network outage. Such fears are justified. Data shows that loss due to network outages are a business’s worst nightmare. Network failures have no favorites. They can happen to any business regardless of industry or size, and external cyber criminals with a host of malware at their disposal are growing ever more sophisticated and devious.
Consider these 13 bone-chilling statistics:
Warding off network
There is good news despite these grim statistics. Before an outage pays an unlucky visit to your network, be sure you take the basic steps to protect your business. A good place to start is by selecting a network partner that can assess your current network, understands your business goals and can provide the expertise and solutions to avoid future network outages.
JP González heads Product and Vertical Marketing for Windstream Enterprise, creating go-to-market strategies, positioning solutions and crafting foundational messaging. JP’s background in telecommunications dates back to 1998 and includes various product management, corporate strategy, finance and sales roles at Windstream, Level 3 Communications, Qwest Corporation and MCI. He received an MBA from Rice University and a Master of Telecommunications degree from the University of Denver. He brings donuts to the office on Fridays, using them as a pretext to write about random topics.
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