There are two sides to quiet periods or closing business over holidays. We might do this to ease our schedules, or vendors may do so. In either case, there is a need to plan and properly communicate with those impacted. Lack of planning can cause all manner of headaches that have no useful solution.
Launching a Product or Service
The most common of these challenges in my recent experiences is dealing with a flood of year-end deployments. Sites like the Apple Store, Google Play, and Amazon are sent a larger-than-normal number of applications. Thus, typical response times suffer. This response may be expected, or it can derail your launch plans.Take Advantage of This Time