South African online recruitment site CareerJunction was down for almost two days last week as a result of a critical hardware fault.
CEO Kris Jarzebowski says the fault, which downed the site from 18:00 on 4 February to 12:00 on 6 February, was beyond the control of CareerJunction and resulted in the site going off line without warning.
"This is the first time in the company's 11-year history that the site has been down for this long," says Jarzebowski.
He adds that CareerJunction is working with its suppliers to determine the exact cause of the hardware failure and will be putting additional measures in place to ensure that this type of outage can be avoided in the future.
In the meantime, CareerJunction has restored its service using the best available computer hardware that it has on standby for situations like these. According to Jarzebowski the standby systems are slightly less powerful than CareerJunction's primary servers and this does mean that during high usage times CareerJunction services could run slower than normal.
Jarzebowski assures CareerJunction users that career seeker and recruiter information remains intact and secure.