I love college basketball, and March Madness is one of my favorite times of the year! From buzzer beaters to Cinderella stories, there is nothing like the NCAA tournament. Zenoss customer the University of Kansas is my alma mater, and I’ve had the opportunity to see them win a championship or two. I’ve also had them bust my bracket more years than I would like to remember. But, that’s what makes the tournament so fun — anything can happen.
Today, like 70 million other Americans, we’ll fill out our brackets in hopes of winning it all. Later in the week, on Thursday and Friday, many of us will sneak out of a meeting to log on to watch the games or stream them from our mobile phones. While I may have been known to do this when Kansas is playing and would never judge anyone who wants to cheer on their team, did you know that $1.3 billion is lost each workday in productivity while employees are watching games? Just imagine the extra stress on your company’s IT infrastructure during March Madness. Fifty-three percent of companies report experiencing network slowdown or bottleneck issues during previous tournaments.
Every business has times when its IT infrastructure is stressed and tested for its resiliency, whether it’s the Final Four, a stock market surge, Cyber Monday, or a major weather event. Your IT service health is always important, but even more so during these peak times. We’d love to hear from you about how you survive the monitoring madness. Share with us a story of the resilience of your IT services during a high-pressure time on your network, and you'll be entered to win two tickets to the NCAA Final Four in Phoenix April 1-3. And that’s not all. You’ll also be given spending money to cover your airfare and hotel costs.
It’s easy to enter. Just let us know how you have been innovative in ensuring your IT service health. Have you automated workflows and processes through ITOM integrations that have contributed to your service uptime? Simply fill out the survey by March 24 to complete your submission.
Good luck to everyone this basketball season! Who knows, if you win the Final Four tickets, you may have a chance to see my beloved Kansas Jayhawks. May the best IT story and team win it all this year and we all can have that "One Shining Moment! #MonitoringMadness