Day: March 5, 2020

Why real-time monitoring matters for your business

For small and medium-sized businesses having reliable IT systems is vital.

Most offices, retail premises or branches of firms will have a small server room or IT server space. If the equipment there is not being monitored properly your IT devices and networks could fail which would be a serious threat to business continuity.

This is particularly true as businesses roll out cloud and internet telephony technology to provide services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all 365 days of the year.

Environmental conditions pose a threat to IT systems

While businesses increasingly focus on the risk of cyber-attacks server rooms are also vulnerable from physical threats. There could be issues with equipment failure, such as overheating, or external factors such as a water leak that might cause IT devices to shut down. This is likely to result in loss of data or at least loss of

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Flybe goes into administration after outbreak struggle

Flybe has gone into administration after struggling to raise funds amid a steep fall in bookings due to coronavirus.

One of Britain’s largest airlines, Flybe entered administration just after 3am on Thursday, with all flights grounded and the business having ceased trading “with immediate effect”.

It prompted pilots’ union Balpa to accuse the government and the airline’s owners of “betrayal and broken promises” – and questions about how vital regional transport links will be maintained.

The GMB union warned that, in addition to Flybe’s 2,400 staff, the collapse threatened 1,400 jobs in the supply chain and put the future of regional airports at risk.

Flybe had already come close to going under earlier this year – before last-ditch talks between the government and its owners secured a reprieve for the embattled carrier.

But since then, disagreements over the terms of a £100m taxpayer loan have cast a renewed shadow over

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Houston Biz Journal hires new reporter

Sara Samora

The Houston Business Journal has hired Sara Samora, who will cover general assignments, which entails breaking news, Special Report features and Face to Face profiles.

A story on its website states, “‘I’m very excited to include someone of Sara’s caliber at the Houston Business Journal,’ said Giselle Greenwood, HBJ’s editor-in-chief. ‘I believe the Houston community will benefit from her sharp news acumen and insightful writing style.’

Read more here.

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