Axon IT Warns Businesses to Act Now to Avoid Winter Disruption

Written by Anna on October 24 2012

Axon IT is advising businesses to act now to establish a firm business continuity plan that ensures seamless continuation of service in the event of winter disruption.

The Microsoft Partner company is recommending that businesses look to cloud computing to create a disaster recovery plan that enables employees to work from anywhere with an internet connection in the event that they are unable to travel into the office due to adverse weather conditions.

Cloud computing technology allows businesses to store company data, applications and emails in one central off-site location or data centre and access it remotely, removing the need to purchase and maintain expensive on-site servers and creating a flexible working solution in which users can work from any location.

Graham Fern, Technical Director of axon IT explains: “By using cloud-based computing businesses can put a remote workforce in place that enables employees to securely access and share company data, emails, calendars and contacts from anywhere with an internet connection. So when the snow falls, the roads are gridlocked and staff stuck at home it’s basically business as usual – something which can save companies a lot of money and heartache in the event of another bad winter.”

Cloud computing technology from Microsoft also allows real-time communication between users via instant messaging, audio and video calling, live web conferencing and online meetings.

Outside of winter disruption cloud computing protects businesses from disastrous events that may render premises unusable such as fire, flood, theft or vandalism and provides a strong platform for business growth being based on a per-user-per-month model.

Fern concluded: “Axon IT strongly urges businesses to act now to safeguard against potential loss of earnings through the winter months. Remote working via cloud is simple to set up, cost-effective and offers increased flexibility and productivity while ensuring seamless business continuity in the face of disruptive events.”

Press Information: For more information, photography or an interview with the senior management team please call Anna Nicholls at axon IT on 0845 313 0025 or email alnicholls@axon-it.com.