They call it a bomb cyclone. A low-pressure system that brings with it heavy precipitation. In winter, that means snow. And wind. And, well, a lot of potential for havoc, disruption and destruction in your business operations.
It may be a low-pressure system, but that doesn’t mean it can’t create a high-pressure situation by knocking out business systems and erasing precious data. Or forcing your team to brave sub-apocalyptic conditions to get to work, only to arrive at an office with no power or blocked access.
The antidote to this swirling cloud of chaos is, ironically enough, in the cloud. The computing cloud, that is.
Cloud technology takes technical problems off your plate so you can focus on preparing your physical location and staff for potential disaster. Here are a few ways cloud computing provides ideal protection from the chaos caused by stormy weather.
The Cloud Makes Data Protection a Breeze (No Pun Intended)
One of the greatest benefits of cloud storage is never having to worry about losing your data to disaster, natural or manmade, again. Whether mother nature buries you in two feet of snow or twenty, the cloud ensures your data and systems are safe.
Even if a natural disaster levels your building it won’t interrupt your business systems. Not having to worry about lost data and resources means you can maintain focus on your people and your business while clean up efforts get underway.
Cloud Mobility Means Minimal Downtime
Storm got your team stranded? No problem. Cloud-based systems and storage means your employees can easily work from home until the storm breaks. Icy roads or buried buildings don’t have to mean business comes to a screeching halt.
With the cloud, employees can log into your systems remotely with full access to the programs and data they need to do their work. Gone are the days of braving sketchy travel conditions to and from the office in the name of productivity. With cloud mobility you can keep working while your competition waits out the storm.
Cloud Computing Means Less Costly Equipment On Site
Among cloud computing’s greatest benefits is that you no longer need costly equipment such as servers on site. This means when the roof comes caving in your losses are minimized because your server closet is already empty.
You get all the benefits mentioned above plus unlimited storage. They get to worry about physical storage and protection, which is something they’re far more prepared to take on. The end result is less up-front investment on your part, with those costs consolidated into one low monthly fee.
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The Ultimate Silver Lining
No single business decision could protect your company from mother nature’s havoc more than switching over to cloud services. They’re more secure, scalable, and mobile than storing your data, and the equipment needed to house it, on site.
The business continuity and protection from downtime that cloud services provide can serve as the perfect buffer to keep losses to a minimum when even the worst natural disasters happen.
Like all storms, even bomb cyclones will eventually pass. Will your company’s IT pass the continuity test these and other powerful storms provide? If not, hit us up so we can help!