Sunday, May 09, 2004

Stats To Compare With

Stats on website availability, apparently from www.parallel.ltd.uk (where I couldn't find them), but eventually found on waller.co.uk: Site Availability - The mean availability of all sites was only 98.72%, equating to over 111.13 hours or nearly five days of downtime per website, per year - Only a third of the organisations monitored achieved 99.9% availability or above, which equates to one full working day of downtime per year - City councils had the lowest availability over the monitoring period at 97.80%, or over eight days of downtime per year - Services were available for 99.1% of the monitoring period, or over three days of downtime per year - Political parties had the highest availability at an average of 99.24%, being down for just over two and a half days per year Download Times - For customers connecting to the Internet via a modem (56kbps), download times would exceed eight seconds for 95.7% of the websites in the study - The average download time for public sector websites when accessing via a modem (56kbps) was 21.8 seconds - All but one of the websites monitored downloaded in under eight seconds with a broadband connection (512kbps) Go figure! Political parties with the highest web availability!