Disastrous Events and Using Technology To Help Save Your Business

Using Technology To Help Save Your Business

Bad weather can cost companies money. It is an unfortunate lesson to learn the hard way, but natural disasters like hurricanes, floods or super storms are dramatic examples of the value of cloud solutions when it comes to resiliency in the face of a catastrophe, and the ability to recover and resume operations as quickly as possible.

The problem is that many workers lack the ability to work remotely – when they are away from the office or transportation systems fail. IT systems in the cloud allow workers to conduct business from anywhere by accessing emails, documents, lines of business applications, and communicating online.

Last year, scores of companies suffered staff shortages due to snow and ice, and with many lacking the means to enable working remotely. IT managers today see this (weather) as a significant threat to business, with IT failure, loss of telecommunications and loss of access to the Workplace.

Cloud computing helps organizations meet their business continuity and disaster recovery needs, and supports remote employees by providing them with a secure way to access corporate data even if the corporate headquarters is affected. With IT in the cloud, all employees can access their work systems from home with a 99.9% uptime. Services delivered from the cloud utilize the power of the Internet to provide critical IT on demand.

cloud services also serve as a crucially important disaster recovery and business continuity service. When a company has a redundant set of services running in the cloud, a disaster in one geography will not impact the business. From there, it can be determined whether to run in real-time when there is an outage in one location versus having a delay as reconstructed backups are put in place to serve as business continuity.

Moreover, cloud represents significant cost saving benefits by increasing capacity utilization, and reducing servers, real estate, power consumption, costs and a company’s carbon footprint.

Having a system in place that allows employees to work remotely, without additional provisioning and cost, is invaluable to any business, especially those that have limited resources. Cloud enables these businesses to take full advantage of enterprise class data centers.

Without stating the high rates of failure among businesses that experience a disaster, the cloud is a way to avoid a natural disaster creating an economic disaster. Companies that run their business in the cloud, beyond a single workload and those that have gone through “business provisioning,” are more resilient because their systems do not rely on access to a specific workplace. As long as there is Internet connectivity, workers and IT administrators can continue to operate as usual.

By Ali Din,

Ali Din is Sr. Vice President and CMO at dinCloud, a cloud services provider that helps organizations rapidly migrate their IT infrastructure to the cloud.

MIT
Smart Manufacturing Startups AI and machine learning's potential to drive greater visibility, control, and insight across shop floors while monitoring machines and processes in real-time continue to attract venture capital. $62 billion is now invested ...
Gilad David Maayan
Azure Storage Pricing Introduction to Azure Storage Services Azure Storage is a set of cloud storage services provided by Microsoft as part of the Azure public cloud. It offers highly scalable object storage, file systems ...
James Corbishly
Teams Sprawl in the Remote Workspace As working from home has become the new everyday norm, with more employers embracing the remote-work model as a new and likely permanent fixture of the employment world, there ...
Dinesh Varadharajan
The Future with Automation Many entrepreneurs believe digital technologies will transform the way their companies work. By 2022, the worldwide hyper-automation technology market is expected to be worth $596.6 billion. And by 2055, almost half ...
David Loo
The Long-term Costs of Data Debt It’s no secret that many of today’s enterprises are experiencing an extreme state of data overload. With the rapid adoption of new technologies to accommodate pandemic-induced shifts like remote ...
  • Plural Site

    Pluralsite

    Pluralsight provides online courses on popular programming languages and developer tools. Other courses cover fields such as IT security best practices, server infrastructure, and virtualization.

  • Isc2

    ISC2

    (ISC)² provides IT training, certifications, and exams that run online, on your premises, or in classrooms. Self-study resources are available. You can also train groups of 10 or more of your employees. If you want a job in cybersecurity, this is the route to take.

  • App Academy

    App Academy

    Immersive software engineering programs. No experience required. Pay $0 until you're hired. Join an online info session to learn more

  • Cybrary

    Cybrary

    CYBRARY Open source Cyber Security learning. Free for everyone, forever. The world's largest cyber security community. Cybrary provides free IT training and paid IT certificates. Courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced users are available.