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Downtime


Source: Procurement Glossary
Author: Paul Rogers
Institute: CIPS - UK

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Downtime refers to that period when a system is unavailable.  Typically applied to servers, websites or equipment, downtime may occur for scheduled maintenance or as a result of unplanned outages.  Service level agreements often specify the minimum uptime that a system should provide and reliability is a key driver of increased uptime.  See also Service Level Agreement and Uptime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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