Typically when we think about water wastage we apply it to scenarios within the home. We could all save water by not using the hose to water the garden so often, or turning off the tap whilst we brush our teeth. However, there are places and companies creating far more water waste than we ever could in our homes – and one such culprit is data centres.
Adverse weather is entirely unavoidable but can cause major issues which in turn can affect your business; from transport problems hindering employee access to the office to power cuts. However, despite this, many companies seemingly bury their head in the sand and avoid putting a disaster recovery plan in to place to deal with such situations.
Yet with new research showing that adverse weather is costing businesses £350m a year, this is something that companies should look to change.
The festive season is the busiest for the vast majority of online retailers, from “Black Friday” to those buying last minute Christmas presents or shopping the sales from Boxing Day, but some stores just aren’t prepared for the sudden influx of visitors that they experience.
Last year many companies, including some big brand names, faced a meltdown on “Black Friday” when a large surge of visitors rushed online to purchase their cut price deals. But just why did this happen? Continue reading “Prepare your infrastructure for Christmas 2015″
The temperamental British weather can cause havoc for businesses; whether it be flooding or heavy snow. You need to have a plan to be able to run and operate if and when disaster strikes.
A disaster recovery plan is essential for any business; it documents every reaction should your business be unlucky enough to face a disaster. Flooding in the office, for example, is devastating enough but even more so if your company has no means to enable employees to work from an alternative location and continue to earn your company revenue.