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IT Solutions - Don't Let Bad Weather Harm Your Business

April 16, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 179

Your business does not have to suffer due to the vagaries of Mother Nature. Well designed and implemented data management strategies and techniques from your IT services provider are just the ticket for keeping your business up and running, even when bad weather keeps your employees stuck at home.

Many schools and public services, banks and other businesses, as well as most government offices have "Snow Days," days when their employees are not required to work due to inclement weather. However, those of us who run our own businesses cannot afford that luxury. After all, we're not using a seemingly inexhaustible supply of tax dollars, or customer deposits, to run our businesses, are we? No, we have bills to pay out of the revenue we generate, as well as profits to consider. When truly bad weather strikes, we need to keep the business running smoothly - and keep the revenue flowing - or we're in big trouble.

A good data management company will have developed data management techniques and IT solutions strategies to help you protect your systems, including keeping your people, and yourself, productive in spite of whatever Mother Nature may throw at you. In other words, if you and your people can't get to work due to truly bad weather, your business does not need to suffer.

Here are the Top 5 Tips for Keeping your Business Up and Running When Bad Weather Strikes

1. A Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

Virtual Private Networking allows you to connect your home PC to the company intranet as a secure node.

2. Active remote desktop capabilities

Remote desktop applications will deliver your work desktop to your home PC, allowing you to run programs and view files as if you were sitting at your office desk.

3. Offsite backup

Having an offsite backup of your files in place will give you remote access to your critical files even when the lights go out.

4. Emergency access to email

An email archiving system has the additional ability to act as an emergency email system if your email server goes offline.

5. Implement an emergency texting service

This system allows you to broadcast messages to your employees even if no one has access to email.

Having systems in place which can be accessed remotely will allow you and your critical employees to continue working despite whatever may be going on around you, and them. There is no reason for two feet of snow on the ground to bring your business to a halt. If the roads in your town have become impassable, simply pass on using them. Stay home and work on client business just as if you were in the office.

Have a nice long chat with your data management services provider about these solutions. If you live and work in a location that is often struck by truly bad weather, they may be the perfect solution to a thorny problem; how to keep your business up and running even when your employees are stuck at home.

Joe Salland is the President and Owner of CMIT Solutions of South Metro Denver, offering IT Solutions, IT Services, and IT Consulting to small to mid-sized businesses in the southern suburbs of Denver, Colorado.

"We take the worry and frustration out of data technology for your small business. We are passionate about taking the time to learn about your business and your technology needs and then developing solutions that will enable you and your business to succeed."

For more information about CMIT Solutions of South Metro Denver, or to get in touch with Joe directly, please visit http://www.cmitsolutions.com.

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