It doesn’t seem long ago that we discussed disaster recovery and hosted desktops off the back of Hurricane Gonzalo but here we are again in the midst of another storm season. The disruption has been felt up and down the country with some terrible flooding in the North of the UK.
Severe weather events are becoming more frequent in the UK. They pose a threat to your business as well, in terms of lost productivity caused by staff absences – and in the worst case, damage to your systems and subsequent data loss if your premises are directly affected.
Employees stranded away from your business due to flooding, public transport issues or worse, your business premises being out of action, hits you not only financially in terms of salaries but also lost productivity. But what can you do to try a mitigate these issues?
Hosted desktops are a Cloud computing service that may help you plan for a disaster. By storing company data, applications, emails and systems in a central datacentre (the Cloud), it becomes possible for employees to access their usual desktop environment from any computer that has an internet connection.
This allows staff to remotely access company data from anywhere, at any time, using pretty much any device they may have. Even when staff can’t physically get to the office, they can still access the core systems of your business effectively and securely from their homes, giving them the tools they need to get on with their work.
HW Technology can provide hosted desktop solutions for most business, ensuring that the systems and processes involved are in line with your compliance, data protection and data security requirements.
How would your business cope with the loss of your office?
Reduced or even a complete Loss of productivity is troublesome enough, but what if the worst happens and your office is flooded or damaged by an extreme weather event? What happens if you lose your office to fire? If your servers are physically on your premises, they could easily become compromised or even destroyed, resulting in the loss of vital and sensitive data. What then?
Using Hosted Desktops gives you the ability to protect and recover data when data is stored outside of the office on a secure server, backed up in the Cloud.
To discuss how Cloud computing and hosted desktops can help protect your business from weather risk, get in touch with HW Technology today.
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