If your network fails or you experience a power outage, your business will come to a screeching halt. You’re not making sales or communicating with clients. You’re basically inaccessible until everything comes back online.

Over 50% of businesses take more than one hour to get back up after a crash or power outage. And who knows how long the outage may last. Each hour down is an estimated loss of $10,000. While power outages are a major contributor to downtime and lost money, other causes include failing or aging technology and buggy applications.

You don’t want to put yourself in a position where downtime becomes an expensive risk. What can you do? Get a monitoring service! Monitoring services can keep tabs on your infrastructure and report their status 24/7. You'll know what's working and what's not, and you’ll be able to respond to issues faster. That equals less downtime and less money lost.

Small Business Trends, 8/1/2019