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If your computer system failed, which application could you do without for a few days?

June 1st, 2009

If your computer system failed, which application could you do without for a few days?

 

Nearly every business has a computer network of some description and I wondered what priorities people put on their computer systems. Quite a few companies leave their I.T support to chance and only respond to a computer problem once it has stopped their business.

 

You can’t run your company without computers.¬† Have you ever had your server go down, your email lock up or your backup fail? then you know how quickly an IT problem can impact on your overall business performance.

 

Recently I ran a poll on LinkedIn and asked the question:-

 

If your computer system failed, which application could you NOT do without for a few days?

If your computer system failed, which application could you do without for a few days?

Interestingly, nobody thought an accounting system was a business critical application and said they could probably do without an accounting system for a few days. It was very strange that no respondents seemed to think an accounting system was business critical application.

 

Email and Internet were the primary business applications for many companies, with the majority saying they simply could not do without email for a few days, closely followed by Internet.

 

I would suggest that you need IT support to keep your company running so downtime is minimised, productivty is not affected a situation where you lose revenue is averted

 

I would like to get some more respondents to this survey, so if you can spare me a minute of your time, please can you add your opinion to my results.

(http://polls.linkedin.com/p/38409/tvfdl)

 

 

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