we rely so heavily on information systems that a computer
outage leaves tens, hundreds or even thousands of
well-paid employees with little or nothing to do,
and leaves customers without the means to buy from
you or to receive service.
expect to be able to visit your Web site at their
convenience. Customers in different time zones around
the world expect to be treated equally. Businesses
running multiple shifts expect to be able to interact
with your systems whenever their employees are working.
When competitors are only a click away, the potential
loss of customer loyalty and revenue due to system
downtime is enormous.
98% of respondents in
an International Data Corporation (IDC) survey stated
that unscheduled system downtime significantly affects
business operations are imperative for today's enterprise.
ERP solutions, eBusiness, business-intelligence software
and people networked together in virtual organisations
are all elements of many modern and successful businesses.
These new solutions create a requirement for 24-hours-a-day,
365-days-a-year data and application availability.
Foot, a managing director at the FSA, says
is essential that all firms ensure that they are properly
prepared. None of us can afford to be complacent about
the challenges that inevitably arise in an environment
where the potential threat is so great."
Management Consultants provide the
services that enable your business to survive in this
new marketplace. Not just for your IT department but
your whole business.