8900 ADSL customers in West Melbourne had no internet for the whole of yesterday (14/05/2014).
This was a result of a Telstra Fibre that was chopped off accidentally by a road-works contractor in Footscray.
Consider the expense for businesses who are using cloud services and this can be massive when you work out the amount of time lost in productivity and wages.
The solution however is simple and cheap.
Many of our customers use a corporate level Firewall/ UTM device which is capable to run a second 3g internet connection that can act as a backup in these scenarios.
We can plug a 3G/4G Telstra USB dongle straight into your Firewall and this would automatically come live whenever your primary internet connection fails thereby re-enabling your business.
Total YEARLY investment would be – $99 approx. for a 4g USB modem ( from Officeworks) + $180 (for 12 GB plan for 365 days from Telstra) = $279 inc GST.
If your IT Services provider is not giving you this advice, it is perhaps time to look into better options. Have a chat with us today to have the ultimate peace of mind.