While it’s still officially summer for the next week or so, for most of us, summer ended with labor day last week. Of course, I’m not complaining about the weather outside, but my prediction for this Fall is a cloudy one, referring, of course to cloud computing and how it’s affecting IT as we know and use it. Cloud is everywhere, and every business that does not use cloud needs to start seriously considering it.
Those of us in the northeast vividly remember what happened right around this time the past two years: Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. We don’t know what’s in store for 2013 and all need to be prepared. Don’t wait until the news starts predicting a storm and there is a run on everything at the stores. For business owners or IT staff, be ready for whatever mother nature may bring. Off-site backup, disaster recovery/continuity, and cloud are all great solutions, but none of them can be implemented overnight. I’m proud to say that many of our clients did have these protections in place, and despite power outages and facility damage, their systems were not affected by Sandy. Don’t wait until it’s too late.