# To determine the business impact of downtime, what is the average cost of downtime per hour of the business?

A department conducts business, Monday through Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. each day. The department takes in revenue on an average of \$500,000 per week. Employee salaries are approximately \$5,000 per week. The department requires the use of a computer system with an RPO of 2 hours and an RTO of 4 hours.

To determine the business impact of downtime, what is the average cost of downtime per hour of the business?

A.
\$10,417

B.
\$10,521

C.
\$11,105

D.
\$12,024

## 4 Comments on “To determine the business impact of downtime, what is the average cost of downtime per hour of the business?”

1. HBM says:

What is the formula to calculate average cost of downtime per hour ?

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1. Sander says:

Revenue of the business is \$500.000 a week, salary cost \$ 5.000 a week
is \$505.000 per week total
6 days from 9am to 5 PM = 8 hours a day is 48 hours
\$ 505.000 / 48 = \$ 10.520,83 so \$ 10.521 per hour