Business View Magazine | May/June 2022

15 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 9, ISSUE 5 UPTIME.COM SHARES DATA ON MOST SIGNIFICANT INTERNET OUTAGES OF Q1 2022 The website downtime monitor reveals frequency of outages continues to increase due to rising traffic and reliance on technology infrastructures. N - New data compiled by ThousandEyes, a network-monitoring service owned by Cisco Systems Inc., revealed system outages and website downtime increased by 9% in just the first week of 2022. This increase, according to— a top- rated website performance monitoring software provider — can be attributed to a rapid increase in traffic and reliance on tech infrastructures. This results in connectivity, server, and other technical issues that are alternately unforeseen and unavoidable. While it’s still relatively early in 2022, Q1 has still seen significant downtime events from a variety of major websites, applications, and services across a multitude of B2B and B2C industries. compiled a list of some of the most notable outage incidents recorded so far this year. Southwest Airlines • Downtime Date: April 2-3, 2022 • Downtime Duration: 2 hours, with effects lasting into the weekend. • Downtime Impact: 10,000-plus flights canceled and delayed over a busy spring break weekend. Spotify OPENING L INES