In a somewhat ironic scenario, many businesses still have those red metal emergency boxes attached to the walls within their offices. The idea is that in the event of a fire, someone would break the glass and retrieve a fire extinguisher or fire hose in order to put out the blaze and thus save the day.
No location in the world is completely immune from natural disasters. As the remains of Hurricane Harvey continue to batter Texas, you may find yourself wondering what would happen to your company if a disaster disrupted your ability to provide digital services to your customers.
In 2014, a New York real estate company thought that it was on top of the world. Thriving within a healthy housing market, the company had far more potential buyers than available inventory. People who wanted homes in the most desirable neighborhoods had to go on waiting lists.
For many small businesses, Information Technology support isn't just a headache -- it's a complete nightmare. Few businesses have the funds to hire full-time IT staff, so they adopt a do-it-yourself attitude and dub a current employee "the computer guy.
This is a true story. My Uncle ran a successful radiant heating and geothermal construction company for the better part of 35 years. The lifespan of this company spanned several decades, going through periods when nobody relied extensively on computers to an environment where nearly the entire administrative process was performed online.