Business Continuity in the wake of the Queensland Floods

As IT systems have become increasingly important to the running of a company, the importance of ensuring the continued operation of those systems has increased.  We all know how inconvenient it is when IT systems go down – I can only imagine what it must be like for the businesses in Queensland who are facing losing hardware, software and possibly data to the floods.

Traditional disaster recovery strategies include backing up data, so it’s likely that for affected businesses important data is safe.  Even if the data is safely backed up and stored out of harm’s way the idea of having to replace lost hardware and software applications, and restore the data onto the applications before business can resume must be daunting.

If you use a Software as a Service (SaaS), or cloud-based, solution such as EzPSA as your Professional Services Automation software you will always have access to the software and its functions remotely as a Web-based service.  This means no lost data, no replacing lost software applications, no installation and set-up, and no restoring the backed-up data onto the new system.

Also, because the software is hosted remotely, your hardware doesn’t need to be anything special to handle the application – you can be up and running again on any computer with an Internet connection.

EzPSA Professional Services Automation software incorporates applications such as proposal and quote generation, ordering and invoicing, invoice tracking, help-desk ticket systems, time recording and client relationship management into one interface. That’s a lot of software and data not to lose when disaster strikes.

It's not only convenient, but it's fast and you're outsourcing the care and security.

If you are fortunate enough not to have been affected by the floods in Queensland but would like to support those who have, go to http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html to donate.

If you are an IT company who has been affected by these floods and like the sound of the ease and security you can get by using a cloud-based solution, we will give you 6 Months free access to EzPSA.  Sign up with promo code QFLOOD to take advantage of this offer.