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It has been roughly five months since winter storm Uri hit Texas, leaving many businesses without power for days on end. Now that Summer’s here, and with early heatwaves increasing the demand on the Houston power grid, the likelihood of more power outages is higher. 

 

What does this mean for your business?

While power outages may typically be out of your control, other factors such as internet blackouts, bottlenecks, or poor network performance can be costly and severely impact your business’ productivity.

By being proactive and prepared for unexpected blackouts, you can reduce business operations downtime. 

Here are ways to quickly recover so you can continue to thrive:

Monitor network performance 

By having managed IT, you monitor and identify weaknesses and potential threats to your network. With SNC as your IT partner on speed dial, we can visualize and pinpoint the source of a network outage to keep your data flowing smoothly and keep you online.

Store your work on the cloud 

Network failures due to rolling blackouts are inconvenient, and we know that they can happen when you’re in the middle of work. SNC can help you get equipped with email server migration onto Microsoft 365. By storing your data and files on the cloud, you can worry less about unsaved or lost work and quickly retrieve it on another network. Bonus: with Microsoft 365, you only pay for licenses that fit your business needs which cut down costs and help you scale.

Virtualize your technology

Virtualization is a flexible tool that allows you to move server workloads around to always have the optimum performance out of each one. With virtualization, you can experience faster application and computer performance and significantly reduce costs by optimizing existing servers and having peace of mind from unexpected problems.

Have a dependable plan B for data backup and recovery 

When data is lost because of an unanticipated outage, you need to make sure you can recover quickly to prevent loss of revenue and customers. Data backup and recovery is the most important service you could ever sign up for. 

At SNC, we use a unique system that backs up all of your domain and server information and stores it in a different server off-site, so you’ll always be able to access your data fast.

Don’t add more stress to your plate over events that are out of your control. 

With Strategic Network Consulting (SNC) as your IT partner on speed-dial, you’ll keep your tech working seamlessly and IT drama-free. We’ve got your back.

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