According to a 2013 survey by CA Technologies , the average North American business loses $159,331 per year from IT downtime and data recovery. The obvious remedy it seems, is to avoid downtime, right? Unfortunately, there’s no way to guarantee continuous uptime, no matter what you do. You can take all the proper steps to limit downtime, but as every smart business continuity planner knows, you’d be a fool to believe it will never happen to your business.
Once you’ve taken steps to reduce the chances of downtime, it’s important to plan on how to act quickly if and when it does. That means having a system in place to alert the people who can fix problems the moment systems begin to lag. The best way to do that is with an automated notification system, one that provides two-way communication between applications and the personnel who can return systems to normalcy.
But what if your company is wedded to legacy software that doesn’t readily adapt to the addition of automated notification? If that’s the case, you’re in good company; many companies have this same issue. Fortunately, the solution to this problem is far easier and cheaper than the cost of downtime—it’s a simplified integration product called RBA Integrator.
RBA Integrator uses run book automation to integrate notification technology with existing applications seamlessly. When someone reacts to an alert, the system recognizes them and allows them to initiate an action with their response, such as restart a server, start additional notifications or execute other commands. It even has workflow logic so you can fine-tune the interactions between applications and notification to communicate more effectively. And it can do so much more—find out more on our website or download the data sheet.