Disaster Recovery Business Continuity

One day your office is running smoothly, the next it is hit by an earthquake, fire, flood, power surge, tornado or hurricane. Your employees are all fine, but your data that’s been meticulously collected is lost. Can your business recover? It might, but odds aren’t good.  

 

According to the National Archives and Record Administration, 93% of companies that lost their servers for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. Instead of facing one of these types of nightmarish scenarios, consider what Allied Communication can do to create a disaster recovery/business continuity plan for you.

Typical disaster recovery plans tend to involve tape back-ups, or external hard drives kept off-site. However, there are quite a few problems with this solution, it relies on people to shuttle the backups back and forth, back-ups may be lost, stolen, forgotten or may not be accessible. During Hurricane Katrina, for example, many companies were unable to access their back-up data due to evacuation of the city, and the scope of the disaster. Not only that, often times voice services are forgotten – a huge missing element to keep your business running.

Roadmap To The Cloud can work with you to tailor a Cloud Based Voice and Data solution built from the ground up with business continiuty in mind. Providing geo-redundancy, and allowing for a distributed workforce in case of disaster, these solutions keep you business running, come earthquake, flood, fire, or hard drive crash. Read more to find out how this is done and how it can work for you.

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Disaster recovery is essential for every business. Even if you don’t feel like you are in a “high-risk” zone for something such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, etc.,disasters come in all shapes and sizes. A server failure can be just as damaging to your business as a tornado. Here's how Allied Communication can create a solution to fit your needs.

Geo-Redundancy - Even if your data is backed-up on-site, this still leaves vulnerabilities to the same potential disasters as the primary data. Instead,  Allied Communication can help provide services from data centers designed to withstand fire, flood, and other natural disasters along with a back-up power supply in case of a loss of municipal power. Geo-redundancy means that regardless of what happens at your location, your data is safe off-site. Back-ups are done automatically, so you can stop working for your data, while ensuring that your data is always available to work for you.

Avoiding Productivity Loss Typical issues during a disaster? Your power is off along with your voice services being interrupted and the data on your on-site servers become unavailable. Let’s not forget to mention that your employees are unable to work but are still likely on payroll. How can this be avoided?

Hosted VoIP/Unified Communications Smartphone apps allow employees to continue to make and receive calls without interruption.

Hosted Desktop Employees can continue to be productive from home with full access to all of their data.

Cloud Servers Data is safe and sound offsite, unaffected by power surges and is till accessible from other locations.

Cloud Back-up Data corruption or loss due to power outage can be restored from unaffected back-ups off site.

Software as a Service Office 365, Hosted Exchange,  or other Cloud Based software all remain available and ready for use from an alternate location. These applications are typically backed up on redundant servers by the provider.

Result The result of these solutions amounts to this: It means reduced interruption in your staff’s productivity and assurance of data integrity. Not only that, but you won’t have to lose sleep about how much productivity would be lost from a day, a week, or even more down time. 

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What is the Cloud?

Get your business prepared

Small businesses can run into a multitude of issues when it comes to information technology (IT). Issues that pop up frequently are things such as data security, licensing requirements, server maintenance, virus protection, disaster recovery, etc.

So who does all that at your company? The answer, for some of those issues, no one. For the rest, it may be an employee that is “good with computers,” a contracted IT company, on-site IT or the boss.

Unified Communications

Traditional Wired Voice services are complex. Whether your lines are wired directly to your phones, or you have PBX system that requires complex programming and maintenance. Scalability is an issue if you don't have a PBX, but a PBX is expensive, and can bring your company to it's knees if it fails. You are trying to run your business at the speed of now, can your phones keep up?

Mobile Workforce Enabled

More and more, your competitors are putting their best people in the field with the ability to execute the same, if not better, technological capabilities than they had at the office. Are you following suit?

There is a growing trend that your field team members, especially salespeople, need to be out of the office to do their job best. However, they also need to be kept up-to-date about things that are going on at the office such as important business meetings, projects and sales leads.

Disaster Recovery Business Continuity

One day your office is running smoothly, the next it is hit by an earthquake, fire, flood, power surge, tornado or hurricane. Your employees are all fine, but your data that’s been meticulously collected is lost. Can your business recover? It might, but odds aren’t good.

Get your business prepared

ONE DAY YOUR OFFICE IS RUNNING SMOOTHLY, THE NEXT IT IS HIT BY AN EARTHQUAKE, FIRE, FLOOD, POWER SURGE, TORNADO OR HURRICANE. YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE ALL FINE, BUT YOUR DATA THAT’S BEEN METICULOUSLY COLLECTED IS LOST. CAN YOUR BUSINESS RECOVER? IT MIGHT, BUT ODDS AREN’T GOOD.

Desktop as a Service

Small businesses can run into a multitude of issues when it comes to information technology (IT). Issues that pop up frequently are things such as data security, licensing requirements, server maintenance, virus protection, disaster recovery, etc.

So who does all that at your company? The answer, for some of those issues, no one. For the rest, it may be an employee that is “good with computers,” a contracted IT company, on-site IT or the boss. 

Mobile Workforce Scenario

Even with a giant blizzard, everyone in the company stayed home, logged into their Hosted Desktop and Hosted VoIP from home, and worked as usual. We lost no productivity whatsoever.  CALL THEM TODAY: 505.899.4492 

Mobile Workforce

Disaster Recovery Scenario

Needless to say, I know that my data is in much safer hands with a proven Disaster Recovery Solution in place.  CALL THEM TODAY: 505.899.4492 

Disaster Recovery

Unified Communications Scenario

Unified Communications has made my life so much easier. Now, I don't even have to look away from my PC to see if it’s a client or a must-take call or if it's a telemarketer looking to burn up my time. If I miss an important call my voicemail has become very simple and helpful – I just need to look at my e-mail and I see the transcript from the voicemail. This solution alone has easily put a couple hours back into my day. CALL THEM TODAY: 505.899.4492 

Unified Communications

Desktop as a Service Scenario

I'm so happy that I switched to the cloud services. If I hadn't, I would've been at my accounting firm all night making sure the files went through.  CALL THEM TODAY: 505.899.4492 

Desktop As A Service

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About Roadmap to the Cloud

We're established business communication specialists dedicated to finding optimal business solutions. 

Allied Communication was founded in 2001 by two former US West employees who thought that they could do a better job of providing customer service than the big telecommunication companies.

Our experienced staff of sales representatives and project managers works with our customers, large and small, local or distant, to tailor solutions that meet their Cloud Computing, Telecommunication, and Internet Connectivity needs, with the provider that works best for them.

We are a Cloud Computing and Telecommunications broker, and are paid a commission by the providers.We do not charge our customers for any of our services. As a broker we are able to look at offerings from many different companies to find the right match for your business. As a customer, you never pay us for our services, and you never sign a contract with Allied Communication.

We use our provider relationships to ensure that you get a price that is just as good, or lower than you could get going to the provider directly. Because we work with many providers we are able to leverage competing quotes against each other to provide the best pricing for our customers.

We understand that entrusting your data to a third party is a big deal. We only work with enterprise level suppliers, many of whom are listed in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant of Cloud providers.  These aren’t small independent companies with a server in the basement or the garage, and calling themselves Cloud providers. Our providers run state of the art data centers, with secure access, and staffed with IT and security experts to ensure the accessibility and security of your data.

These data centers are in buildings that are designed to withstand severe weather, including hurricane force winds. They are hardened facilities with ballistic-proof exteriors, including all doors and windows.  Entrances require badges or feature secure entrances with 24 hour physical security, along with camera monitoring of all door positions and badge access areas.

Businesses We Have Helped

Roadmap To The Cloud has worked with many diverse businesses in different fields who all share the common goal of leveraging technology to make their business run more effectively and efficiently. 
 
In the current business environment, a distinct competitive advantage exists for those firms who are on the early adoption side of using the Cloud to help their business. Check out the scenarios below to see how a transition to the Cloud could help your business. 

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Possible Cloud Partners for You

Right now, there are so many companies claiming to be the Cloud provider for business. Roadmap To The Cloud has access, knowledge and relationships with all of the key providers of Cloud for business solutions. The value the Roadmap To The Cloud team bring to your business is simple, we are solution/vendor agnostic. 

We will dig in and gain an understanding of how the Cloud can best be utilized to help your business and then we can line you up with the proper vendor for the solutions. We can manage and maximize the Vendor relationship and allow you to focus on your business.