down-time


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down-time

(jargon)
A period of time during which a (computer) system is not operational, due to a malfunction or maintenance.
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This has directly reduced ATM down-time by reducing the number of reactive NCR service engineer visits when compared to the same period prior to NCR Predictive Services being implemented.
That was in his drinking days, when most of his down-time was spent in bars.
He states that, 'The existing Wylfa station is rated at 950 megawatts (MW) and a replacement will be larger - let's say 1,000MW operating for 90% of the year (10% down-time for servicing)'.
Finnish shipping company Birka Line Abp said on Wednesday (5 October) that during its personnel negotiations it had agreed with the labour unions that no permanent personnel would be laid off during the seasonal down-time period from 2 January to 23 February 2006.
The project is intended to reduce maintenance problems and boiler down-time in the facilities, which are outdated and deficient.
Laboratories will find it easier to keep all instruments in prime working order and to avoid expensive down-time, thanks to a new software module for managing calibration and maintenance routines.
Breaking pitot tubes means aircraft down-time and work for the sheet metal and airframe shops.
We've experienced no down-time because Smart Door Monitors have a battery back-up.
com has introduced a free service to monitor web site down-time.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-10 December 2001-Free web site down-time monitor available (C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
Stress-management tip Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, stay organized and build in some real down-time.
Simpson says the inconvenience of down-time can be minimized with planning.