Manufacturing IT Services

How Much Does It Cost If Production Comes To A Halt?


As a manufacturer, you’re producing real, tangible products each and every day. Your company’s ability to produce high volumes at low costs can determine where you fall among your competitors.

In the age of technology, your equipment relies heavily on the computers configuring their behavior. What would happen if those systems become compromised? How long could you afford to halt production?

In the Manufacturing industry, downtime comes with costs from all directions. If production stops, you’ll likely be paying a lot of employees who are standing around, waiting for a solution. The inability to fill quotas can impact sales. This can also damage your reputation as customers are unable to place orders. Like any other business, manufacturers are vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, power outages, data loss, and any other calamity that could take systems offline and/or wipe out valuable data. Additionally, there’s the risk of human error that comes into play, which is when your own employees make mistakes or take malicious actions. For manufacturers specifically, the loss of intellectual property data can greatly hamper a business

Best IT Practices for Manufacturing


In a survey, manufacturers reported: “Internal Operational Information” and “Intellectual Property” as data they would most fear losing. Among the causes of recent data loss, malware was the most common. Following malware, software vulnerabilities, network intrusion, and targeted attacks were all mentioned. Here are some tips to help your business avoid costly downtime:

  • Outsource your company’s IT needs to an expert who has experience in the manufacturing industry.
  • Implement security policies and educate your employees
  • Perform timely hardware and software updates, maintenance and backups.
  • Establish, review and maintain system security of all company technology.

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