New Cases of Swine Flu Fuel Demand For Commsready's Business Continuity Telecoms

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Companies are using web-based business continuity telecoms from Commsready as back-up in case staff are quarantined by swine flu. With 140,000 new cases reported across England in just two weeks, businesses are using Commsready's technology to set up emergency call diversion systems. The pre-prepared call diversions can then be activated at the click of a mouse when needed. It means that staff quarantined at home because of swine flu can continue working. Calls to their office numbers can be seamlessly re-directed to them.

Companies are using web-based business continuity telecoms from Commsready as back-up in case staff are quarantined by swine flu.

With 140,000 new cases reported across England in just two weeks, businesses are using Commsready's technology to set up emergency call diversion systems.

The pre-prepared call diversions can then be activated at the click of a mouse when needed.

It means that staff quarantined at home because of swine flu can continue working. Calls to their office numbers can be seamlessly re-directed to them.

Commsready's latest inbound telephony solutions are web-based so firms do not have to spend the huge amounts of time and money that were traditionally needed for business continuity telecoms.

The new technology means it is no longer time-consuming or expensive to plan ahead in the face of impending threats to business continuity.

It is being seen as particularly effective to counter the impact of rapidly changing threats such as swine flu.

The Health Protection Agency estimated there were 30,000 new cases of swine flu in England in one week with 110,000 new cases the week before. There have been tens of millions of calls to the UK Pandemic Flu hotline.

A spokesperson for Hampshire-based Commsready: "The rate of infection seems to be slowing but with 140,000 new cases of swine flu in two weeks there is no room for complacency.

"With the economy already in a difficult state, don't let swine flu be the final straw that breaks your company - not when today's business continuity telecoms solutions are so cheap, quick and easy."

Earlier this month Business Link emailed companies, urging them "to ensure they have effective contingencies in place."

Business Link recommends that companies:

  •     ensure plans are in place to counter the threats of people critical to operations going off sick
  •     counter potential supplier disruption by planning ahead
  •     look after employee welfare, briefing them fully.

Commsready has a range of telecoms solutions to help companies:

  •     plan and implement business continuity and disaster recovery strategies
  •     create more sales opportunities and capitalise on them
  •     comply cost-effectively with new telecoms legislation.

For more information about business continuity telephony, please contact Colin Mann, 0808 168 6600, http://www.commsready.co.uk

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http://www.commsready.co.uk

Commsready is the Web site trading name of Uniworld Communications which offers complete telecoms solutions for businesses, charities and public sector customers.

Commsready offers a wide range of cost-effective telephone numbers and call management services that suit any business. Products include geographic and non-geographic telephone numbers, Web-based inbound call solutions including Call Statistics, Contact Point and Contact Path plus outbound call services including line rental and call tariffs.

Commsready is owned by Uniworld Communications, a provider of a broad range of telecoms products and services.

Uniworld Communications Ltd
Waterside House
Haslar Marine Technology Park
Gosport
PO12 2AU

Tel: 0808 168 6600
Fax: 0845 458 4509

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