Black Friday: The cost of 77 minutes of downtime – IT-Online

Kate Mollett

  • “The increasing importance of data adds three very real risks to companies – downtime, compliance and security.
  • The volume of sales fell by 1,4% year-on-year; the first negative annual growth rate since February 2017. On the other hand Black Friday boosted sales to 2,9% year-on-year in terms of volume.
  • Google Trends shows us that consumer interest on Black Friday has more than doubled. In South Africa, the percentage increase is a staggering 900% making it both a lucrative, but also a highly strenuous time for retailers.”

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