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Cloud blackouts cost millions… Avoid common mistakes

Cloud blackouts cost millions… Avoid common mistakes.

Recently some major cloud application and data store providers suffered black outs and down times that disrupted or crippled operations for their customers.

Just this past few days and weeks some major cloud suppliers, like Apple’s iCloud suffered major blackouts affecting as many as 3 million users.  Separate Cloud outages also brought a number of web sites down, including such high-profile services as Foursquare, Reddit, and Quora.

Don’t be fooled this is an isolated occurrence as Cloud giant Amazon also had a blackout recently causing a loss estimated to be $4.2 million dollars.* (reported by The Puget Sound Business Journal).

Q.   Can your business lose this kind of revenue? 

A.   In business today, no one can lose revenue due to down time.

Q.  Can your business stand to be down for a one hour, a day or a week without your data? 

A.   Most businesses could not be more than a few minutes without access to data  or efficiencies would be compromised.

When cloud-enabling data, knowing who is storing, protecting or providing support when you have problems accessing YOUR companies data  should be more important than how much it costs to store this data.  Too frequently businesses turn to free consumer products which are not designed to back up, version data or even offer support if you’re having  problems access your data.

Taking unnecessary risk exposing your business to loss of information and revenue should be your primary concern.  Slick Cyber Systems can provide your business with powerful tools, support and products to ensure your data is stored and accessible via the cloud while minimizing risk.

SlickBox, which is a cloud enabled service from Slick Cyber Systems, allows users to access files when on a computer via mapping a drive, through a web browser, mobile phone, and/or tablet.  For more information about Slick Box click here or call 1-888-850-8882.

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