Readiness Checklist to Prevent a 'Cyber Monday' Disaster

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Purchasing peaks can happen at any time, not just on “Black Friday” or “Cyber Monday.” Understanding who your customers are and what they value is key – you need to know your customers and what triggers them to buy your products or services (i.e. new offerings, special deals, holiday promotions, etc.). If you don’t know this, it is likely that you won’t be able to adequately prepare for large volume spikes and your system will potentially experience significant problems. It goes without saying that retailers should plan ahead for these events as best they can. Make sure that all of the necessary checks are in place so that your downtime is minimal.

As you know, there is always a surge in spending (and Web traffic) for retailers during the weeks leading up to the holidays. “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” draw out massive numbers of consumers for pre-holiday sales. And these purchasing spikes can seriously harm a business if its billing infrastructure isn’t able to handle this considerable increase in transaction volume.

As businesses are moving to the cloud for their system infrastructure, and consumers are increasingly purchasing items online, it’s that much more important for companies to make sure they have a billing platform that will support additional workloads without impacting their system uptime. So, how to prepare for these popular peaks?

Aria Systems, a cloud billing/subscription management platform provider, offers the following checklist for businesses to ensure that their cloud-based billing system is adequately prepared for the upcoming holiday season.

 

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