Avoid Upsets: The (Elite) Eight Steps to Ensuring System Uptime

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Use Your Bench

Assign roles and responsibilities to everyone on the IT team. Today's IT departments run pretty lean so it's imperative that everyone be up to speed and available to assist in case of a defensive breakdown.

NCAA March Madness has become an unofficial holiday of sorts, but for many in IT, the process of ensuring system uptime is no game. Last year, March Madness Live delivered an unprecedented 64 million live video streams, which netted out to about 13.5 million hours of live video consumption. With many of the first and second round games occurring during business hours, it's safe to say that this type of traffic can cause serious issues on any corporate network and understanding how to properly prepare for it is crucial.

In this slideshow, Ipswitch, an IT tools software provider, highlights eight steps every IT team should be taking to ensure system uptime during March Madness.


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