iStock_000015450119XSmall (2)With a beautiful long weekend behind us, it is easy to look forward to a fantastic summer. Lots of sunshine, warm temperatures, cold beer, barbecues and ice cream – bliss!

However, as attractive as the summer may be, small businesses may actually be better off thinking about the winter and how they are going to cope with the next one. Last winter was the coldest in 15 years, with snow causing significant disruption and costing British businesses billions of pounds in lost productivity.

It may seem very pessimistic, but only those businesses that had implemented disaster recovery plans in advance were able to maintain near-normal levels of productivity. Once the snow has begun to fall it is too late to implement the new processes required.

The summer months are ideal for rolling out new resilient systems, like hosted desktops – not least because many staff are away on annual leave. Changes can be implemented in their absence, thereby reducing the impact on their personal productivity. A hosted desktop solution can be designed and implemented ready for their return and the coming winter months.

So enjoy the sun this summer – just don’t forget to plan ahead for snow this winter.

If you would like to know more about hosted desktop and other Cloud-based solutions that could help your business remain operational in bad weather, give the Broadband Cloud Solutions team a call today on 0141 585 6363.

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