#Ouchage – Defining the Headache that Comes with Corporate Network Outages

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Ouch·age – the pain and expense that comes with a network outage.


Example: “This ouchage has caused over a million dollars in lost revenues.”


When a local McDonald’s runs out of hamburgers, would-be customers go home unhappy, the business loses sales, and the image of that location suffers as a result. In the world of technology and connectivity — networks are our hamburgers, and when someone runs out of hamburgers (their network goes down), people go hungry and the business suffers a black eye.

An outage resulting in downtime can wreak havoc on a business. On average, businesses lose between $84,000 and $108,000 for every single hour of IT system downtime and the cost of an unplanned data center outage is slightly over $7,900 a minute! That’s an expensive hamburger.


Network outages hurt customers, employees and the company itself. To cover and discuss outages as they occur, follow Ecessa using #ouchage. Find news of an ouchage before we do or want to join in the conversation? Share using the hashtag #ouchage.


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