When Lightning Strikes...
Everyone worries about surviving a business disaster, but luckily, most are never put to the test.
Late June, lightning struck Permutation Company's telephone line, setting off a cascade of electrical damage affecting every router, switch, desktop and printer throughout the office. Client machines sit behind a set of industrial filters (and were unharmed), but just about everything else was turned to scrap.
Disaster Planning Is Planning To Survive
What might have been a business-ending event was merely an annoying inconvenience, as all data was backed up in real-time. Additional networking equipment (stored on site) was immediately deployed and key information was copied onto spare laptops.
The biggest inconvenience was the lack of a phone line and Internet connection, so those functions were tethered through an Android mobile phone. It was slow, but manageable.
We were up and running quickly... only to experience the much more painful task of managing our service providers' help desks!
Bottom line... having a good plan and the right equipment means the difference between irritation and catastrophe.
For those who may not know, we are a local Computer, Network and Information Technology company in the north Cotswolds, operating out of Broadway, Worcestershire.
Our main focus is small and medium sized businesses in the area needing assistance with their computer systems, websites and IT support processes. We routinely help to integrate new technology with what is already present, get existing systems to work correctly and aide in disaster prevention and recovery.
Web support varies from simple website and mail system establishment to fully customised enterprise deployment and management, including PHP and ASP development.
We are a small and dedicated team that understands the priorities and concerns of each client, regardless of size or complexity.
The Permutation Company is here when you need us.