Much of the eastern portion of the U.S. is covered beneath a heavy blanket of snow following the recent blizzard that pummeled the region. Boston, for instance, has already received a whopping 53.4 inches this winter, which is 10 more inches than the average for a full season, and meteorologists are predicting even more snowfall.
Unfortunately for businesses, many lack the necessary technology for staying open during inclement weather. This, combined with other storm costs is taking a big toll on the economy as a whole. In Massachusetts, for instance, a one-day storm costs the state economy as much as $265 million; in New York, the cost is around $700 million. Altogether, the recent blizzard could cost northern New Jersey, New York City and New England over $1 billion in total.
Your business can’t afford to lose one day of commerce, let alone multiple days. So, if you’re a business owner, you want to make sure that when the foul weather hits, your organization has the capability to let employees work from remote locations. This can be easily accomplished through the use of a browser-based cloud conferencing solution.
With the help of a cloud conferencing platform, team members will be able to interact from home or road-based offices just as they could at work. Tools like live video and audio, real-time chat, multimedia sharing and more make it possible to ensure secure and crystal clear communication over any laptop, PC, smartphone or tablet.
And by leveraging the cloud, you will not have to worry about ensuring network uptime during a storm since a cloud-based solution is fully redundant. Its infrastructure, in other words, is stored and managed in a third-party location apart from your facility. So if your business is struck with a power outage, your communications will remain intact.
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