What Does Your Backup System Say About You?

Ever experienced getting a call dropped while in the middle of a conversation? Or perhaps becoming unreachable in times of emergency? If you’re in business, situations such as these can spell bad news, especially for your company’s reputation, client retention metrics, and last but not least, revenue statement.

While we know full well, like the lines on the back of our hands, that technology is instrumental in the success of many of today’s businesses, there is no such thing as perfect technology. At one point or another, something isn’t going to turn out the way we hope it to – simply because there are things we just can’t control.

What does your backup system say about you?

Despite this, rain or shine, ensuring that it’s BAU (business as usual) is critical, especially if you have clients relying on your business for their needs. For those times when the uncontrollable keep rearing their ugly heads no matter how hard you try to swat them, having backup systems in place can take the worrisome out of unfortunate situations.

Consider the following scenarios:

  1. Bad mobile phone signal

It’s perhaps common knowledge that in spite of the many technological advancements that have been introduced over the years, notwithstanding the fact that telephone companies are doing everything they can to put up as many towers as they possibly can to service the growing needs of their growing subscriber base, there remain certain areas that do not receive adequate mobile phone signal.

Examples include stores inside buildings, the basement of a building or far-flung areas like the countryside, and such. And then there are those spots called “dead spots” where despite you sandwiched between two mobile phone towers, for some reason beyond you, you still can’t get any signal.

For situations such as these, investing in a GSM booster may just be your best and only option.

  1. Inadequate preparation for a business presentation

Business presentations, demos, and the like are essential to communicate what your business is all about. And if you’re trying to impress an audience, getting caught unprepared is definitely the last thing you want to find yourself in. But sometimes, as in the case of very busy businessmen, more pressing matters get in the way. This, as expected, leaves you with very little time to prepare.

If you’re going to a press conference or some sort of media coverage for the product or service your company offers, expect to be bombarded with questions left, right and center. Before you go, however, consider getting yourself a clever little wireless earpiece with which an assistant or a trusted colleague can feed you the answers to questions you have no idea how to answer.

  1. HDD, meet SSD

Data, however big or small, is critical for a lot of businesses, which is why businesses that offer backup storage devices, cloud or on-premise, are thriving no matter what state the economy is in.

HDD (hard disk drive) had been the storage standard for most PCs and laptops for many years. And because we know enough to realize that “we’ve been using it for the longest time already” doesn’t cut it, especially since the need to read and write data is growing every single day, exploring the advantages of SSDs (solid-state drives) over HDDs should allow you more freedom when choosing the right storage medium.

Maricel is a blogger and freelance writer with over 10 years of freelance writing experience. She enjoys writing about business and technology.

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