How Cloud Services Can Save a Business During Times of Disaster

October 27, 2017

Many small businesses use a local computer to service their customers, whether it is simply for email where the compute and storage requirements are relatively minimal, all the way to running their complete business including marketing, sales management, finance, customer relationship management. Such operations often require substantial storage and backup.

However, when disasters strike, businesses and their computer systems are often severely damaged. Without access to important data, the business suffers.

This last storm season has created havoc for the small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the earthquake in Mexico. To help businesses with these challenges, IBM is offering small businesses free access to their cloud for a limited period. The cloud system will provide small and medium-sized businesses with:

  1. Secure transfer of data through IBM’s private network.
  2. Quick, reliable assembly of software licenses and data when you need it most.
  3. 24/7 access to company data and information.
  4. Continuous access of companies’ services for customers to maintain engagement.
  5. The ability to replicate not only their data across multiple locations but their servers, as well.
  6. Storage for important information that is resilient against floods, earthquakes, storms and other events.

No business can tolerate downtime, regardless of the circumstances, but small businesses can be particularly vulnerable. Resiliency services such as IBM’s cloud help SMBs to recover after disaster strikes – and to assist particularly following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. 

To learn more and register for the cloud system, please click here