Quick Recovery: Peak ‘Storm Emma’ Business Continuity

Storm Emma

By Joe Roche on February 28, 2018 in Business, Communications & VoIP

IRISH BUSINESSES are assessing their continuity options as all major transit services have announced stoppages ahead of Storm Emma’s predicted peak on Thursday, March 1.

The potential cost is compounded as AA Roadwatch have also advised motorists to stay off the roads in the wake of Met Eireann’s Red Weather Alert stating:

AA Roadwatch
“You’re putting yourself in a scenario where you can’t see what’s on the road ahead of you clearly and you’ll also struggle to see any cyclists or pedestrians who may also be on the road.”

Safety is paramount as some 2,000,000 commuters (CSO) are advised to remain indoors for from March 2 – 3. Many businesses will cease operations but with a cloud-based phone system from Blueface, they don’t have to.

What Are The Options?

It’s difficult to compensate for an empty headquarters during emergencies such as “The Beast from the East” or nationwide bus strikes, but the damage can be mitigated.

IP business phone systems are easy to configure, intuitive to administrate and enable a range of facilities to help businesses press on into the blizzard.

Effortless Remote Connection

78% of businesses who now employ remote working strategies (BCT 2018) are aware of the day-to-day operational benefits but many have not considered contingency bonuses.

Cloud-based phone systems utilise Virtual Numbers and – as such – are not location dependent. Key staff members can connect to the office HQ with their home broadband connection with a full suite of collaboration tools.

Remote connectivity without the panic.

Cloud Conferencing

It can be challenging to set up a conference with traditional PBX Systems, so much so that 34% of businesses pay to outsource the service regularly.

Businesses rely on the service even more to collaborate in inaccessible office situations. For international businesses, the cost of missing myriad meetings could be monumental.

Fully hosted phones combined with Blueface’s Unified Communications Portalmakes it easy to create a frustration-free conference bridge and stay connected.

Simple Softphone App

Softphone clients allow companies to connect to mobile devices (laptop, phone, tablet etc) to fixed office telephony.

The Blueface Softphone App (iOS & Android) makes it easy to connect to your headquarters. As well as dialling from your office number, Softphone features call history, call recording and contacts from your office communication from any device.

These features are linked to your Unified Communications Portal for easy collaboration from multiple-sites.

Disaster Recovery

Need a slightly bigger solution than one-staffer sites? Blueface cloud-based Disaster Recovery Solutions help businesses keep maintain operations in the most adverse situations.

Brian Dervan, Enterprise Sales Leader
“The cloud has made a previously arduous and expensive undertaking an absolute doddle.”

These services range from automatic mobile diverts to fast full site rollout. We tailor these services on a per-business basis, so contact our DR Experts today.

Strategise with Blueface Unified Communications Experts

While the Blueface Team cannot attend Irish Headquarters, Blueface staff are on hand – at home by the fire – and ready to answer your questions.

Call us on 015242000 or fill out this form and we’ll be in touch.

Stay safe during the storm.

Warm thoughts,
The Blueface Team