Total payroll of $760,000 / year.
When the server goes down for a couple of hours and none of the employees can access network resources, this costs $732 plus the cost of the computer guys scrambling to fix the issue.
If the business is down for an entire day, the cost is over $2,920 plus, plus, plus. If there is even one of these short outages each month, the business loses another $4,400 over the course of a year plus all of the added fees. There are certainly additional fees and concerns with these “downtime” problems, but if you take just these two specific instances, the company will lose over $24,000 – which is likely twice what they would have paid an IT Support company to help them with the network over the course of the year.