Depending on whereabouts in the UK you are based, your chances of a white Christmas vary greatly but whatever happens on the big day, surely the more pressing issue is whether we will see a repeat of last year's Beast from the East when we are all supposed to be working?
What would the impact on your business be if your phone lines went down and customers were not able to contact you?
Loss of revenue? Loss of reputation? Or do you work in an environment where customers being unable to reach you has compliance implications?
Analysts estimate that the Beast from the East last year cost the British economy £1bn a day.
Are you prepared for if disaster strikes and your staff are unable to get into the office?
It is impossible to assess the exact operational and commercial damage to your business, not to mention reputation caused by being unable to receive calls for prolonged periods even if the situation is out of their control, e.g. a natural disaster such as a fire, flood or power outage. The traditional solutions to this have been to:
- divert calls to a single mobile, which is impractical for handling multiple calls and with an ISDN30 circuit this can take up to two days to kick in
- have an inactive duplicate ISDN30 circuit set up in an alternative destination waiting to be activated, meaning double the rental charges
2 Circles has recently introduces a suite of enhanced services, which have been designed with the aim of improving our service to you - and just in time for the most inclement weather of the year and festive break.
Whether you want to protect yourself with a bespoke Business Continuity set up for when you are unable to access your office or you just need something to give you flexibility over the festive season, speak to your 2 Circles representative to find out more about how we can help.
white Christmases are more frequent than you might imagine. The Met Office says snow has fallen somewhere in the UK on Christmas Day 38 times in the last 54 years.