How much is IT disruption costing my business?
Did you know that just 1 hours interuption per week for a staff member on £23,500 per year, will result in a nett loss of £750 per year?
IT disruption impacts every part of a business. Communications break down, essential databases become inaccessible and productivity grinds to a halt as staff sit twiddling their thumbs. More harmful still is the blow to your company’s reputation. If deadlines are missed due to a technical hitch, a client may be inclined to look elsewhere next time.
Five common causes of IT disruption
1. Inefficient PCs – A redundant computing infrastructure will not be able to meet the demands of today’s digital business environment. Even when being used for more basic tasks, old PCs are slow and incompetent compared to their modern counterparts.
2. Incorrect systems – IT systems are part of everyday business operations, but can you be sure that yours are helping to further your business objectives? IT systems often evolve in a piecemeal fashion and, over time, equipment can be deployed in roles it is not really suited for.
3. Faulty systems – Unreliable and faulty systems hinder people’s ability to do their job. As well as the serious operational errors that can result from faulty IT systems, staff often waste valuable time trying to resolve the problems themselves.