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From the historic storms in Houston and Florida to the deadly earthquake in Mexico, human vulnerability against the power of nature has been only too obvious these days. In addition to the loss of life, power and shelter, this kind of widespread destruction and flooding also makes it impossible for countless workers to get to their places of employment and put in a day's work – even when those facilities are still operational and their data is still intact. Let's take a moment to examine how you can protect your business (and your workforce) against financial ruin through modern work-from-home technologies from our Austin IT support experts.

Two methods of maintaining business productivity without setting foot in the workplace itself include remote desktop technology and cloud computing – but there are important distinctions between these options. Remote desktop access makes it easy for employees to view and manipulate any data on their computers when flooded streets or other barriers make it impossible to get to the office. But what if the office itself has been wrecked, along with itsIT hardware? This is where cloud computing can offer an extra edge. By ensuring that your employees can access the applications and files they need via the Internet, and by keeping your data on anoff-site server, you can keep your productivity going while resting assured that that critical data is safely tucked away in another locale. The cloud also offers the possibility of real-time collaboration in a virtual workspace.

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Don't forget about the potential value of company-issued mobile devices and apps in a time of crisis. This connectivity option gives your employees an additional method of accessing the Internet when wires and wifi aren't available, while using official company devices gives you more security control. Contact Gravity Systems and let's discuss disaster-proofing techniques!