Along with the holidays, winter weather is fast approaching – are you prepared? I’ve compiled a list of items to consider. Let me know how we can help!
Phone system – do you have your holiday greetings in place? Do you know how to activate the inclement weather mode? Do key employees have the ability (and training) to know how to take an office phone home or access the phone system from a cell phone?
Network – are key employees able to connect to the office and work from home? Do they know how to access your backup email if your server is down or loses connectivity? Is your disaster recovery plan up to date, and readily available?
Office & Home – Do you have a good supply of ice melt and a good snow shovel on hand? Has the furnace been serviced, with air filters recently changed? Are smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors working properly?
Car – Do you keep a good warm coat, hat, gloves and heavy blanket in the car? How about a good flashlight, sand and a small shovel? Also check the tread on your tires to ensure good traction. Drive safely!
Don’t forget to let us review your phone & data bills. We work with companies every day to evaluate their current bills for voice and data services (phone lines, Internet connectivity, branch office connections), discover their current needs, and align them with the best solutions. Just this month I have helped two companies save more than $5,000 per year, and we’ve helped several companies save more than $50,000 per year! However, we can help even if your telecom expenses are just a few thousand dollars per year. Give me a call – your bottom line will thank you.
Be aware that the hard drive shortage due to severe monsoon flooding in Thailand is ongoing. Things are not too bad right now, but prices are still volatile and shortages are expected at some point in early 2012. If you have any questions, let me know!