Outage Outrage: The True Cost of Tech Giant Downtime

Tech giants like Google, Netflix, Facebook and Amazon earn a ton of money, and it’s by no means a secret. Facebook, as a quick example, generated $9.32 billion dollars in revenue last quarter (that’s £7.2 billion smackers for us Brits!).

With the internet as their primary source of sales, it’s incredibly important to keep their websites up and running at all times. But things don’t always work out: Back in 2013, e-retailer Amazon went down for 40 or so minutes, costing the company upwards of $4.8 million dollars!

Developing your skills – A career in coding and development

We live in a digital age, and the rise of the computing industry has been like no other in history, becoming one of the world’s largest in only a few decades, and this unprecedented growth doesn’t seem to be halting any time soon.This expansion has led to a huge demand for talented coders and developers to come along and program our favourite site we use in everyday life. Due to the nature of web development requiring you to learn entirely new programming languages, there is a high level of demand and relatively small supply for these code monkeys, making it a great opportunity for anyone with a passion for computer science….