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When Disaster Strikes

From a business perspective, weather can have a major impact on the bottom line and staff productivity.  So as to “weather the storm” in times of extreme weather, business owners need to be prepared for it.

Extreme weather conditions have of late been experienced in Britain particularly in Scotland and the North of England.  One significant effect may well be an inability to carry out normal daily tasks.  This could prove to be catastrophic for many businesses, especially in January, which is the busiest month of the year for most Accountants.

This information was derived from an article that was written at the end of December 2015 by a journalist who spoke to some practitioners in Cumbria. One specialist said that their situation was so difficult that they had to vacate staff to upstairs, from downstairs, which was a meter deep in water.  They had lost all data saved in their computer records.  A major looming problem concerned what would happen after the January 31st deadline for self-assessment, in particular what allowances will the Accountants in his position be given after struggling to get conclusive answers from HMRC.

Another practitioner, a managing partner with eight businesses in the region, said that they were able to evade a major potential damaging effect of the extreme weather since they upgraded their firm’s computer technology.  He explained that one of their main offices carries out all of its business using the cloud, which also allows working at home or on the move.  So, for them, it is business as usual even following such a major disaster.

Rented Apps works with Accountancy Practices, managing and implementing their virtual desktop solutions within a special cloud environment.  The benefits accrued from operating in a cloud are of course not limited to this sector alone. Our services are also readily available to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) of all types.  The benefits of using a virtual desktop for your business can help in extreme conditions, allowing flexibility of workers when disaster strikes.