Businesses that have implemented a cloud storage and computing solution have experienced a number of benefits. Remote access, multiple device setups and ease of implementation are a few of the larger factors, but the ability to get back up and running following a potential long-lasting power outage from a natural disaster may be the most appealing.
Last August, Hurricane Irene made its way through Massachusetts and the East Coast and left fallen trees and downed power lines in its wake. For Stoughton, Mass-based trucking and construction company Diesel Direct, it could have been the end of the $300 million business.
Luckily for owner Daniel Abrams, the company was able to keep the lights on during the storm. However the following, long-term power outages to the surrounding areas showed the CEO that the current system of paper invoices, fax machines and daily orders would stop if power was lost for any period of time. A halt to work processes would lead to lost time and lost revenue.
Realizing the need for an upgraded system, Abrams shopped around and decided on a hosted cloud solution that would provide a backup option for Diesel Direct to stay up and running, even if the home office was to lose power. Because Abrams lacks technical knowledge, the need for a full infrastructure wasn’t realized until he hired an IT consulting firm.
“They didn’t need one, didn’t want one, but they did want the security, the reliability of a redundant IT infrastructure,” said Tim Callow, a consultant acting as Diesel CIO said in a press release. “The most effective way to get that at the lowest possible cost is the cloud.”
Many companies are starting to move more important business functions into the digital landscape. A new survey from the Ponemon Institute of 4,000 IT professionals showed that nearly half of them have sensitive or confidential data on the cloud. By partnering with an experienced IT consulting firm like CTI Technology, companies can ensure a proper cloud solution is implemented.
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by CTI Technology
A new survey from the Ponemon Institute of 4,000 IT professionals showed that nearly half of them have sensitive or confidential data on the cloud.