M3 Accounting Services Sets the Hospitality Industry Standard for Disaster Recovery

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Consonus Provides a World-Class Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Strategy to Safeguard Critical Data.

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This detailed DR/BC plan has given us peace of mind that our customer data and essential business systems are protected in the event of a disaster

Consonus announced today the completion of an intensive Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity (DR/BC) planning process for M3 Accounting Services, Inc., a leading managed software solutions provider for the hospitality industry. The result is a comprehensive disaster recovery/business continuity strategy designed to protect the company’s critical assets in the event of a data disaster.

“This detailed DR/BC plan has given us peace of mind that our customer data and essential business systems are protected in the event of a disaster,” said M3 President and COO Allen Read. “We now have policies in place to safeguard our business against outages, downtime, outside data threats, even hurricanes. Consonus covered it all.”

The DR/BC process yielded detailed incident management, technology and business recovery plans as well as testing procedures that include table-top exercises to ensure business continuity practices are continually tested and up-to-date.

“Patrick Dunn, Consonus’ principal consultant for DR/BC and one of the nation’s leading business continuity experts, was instrumental in making this happen,” said Read. “His insight and recommendations were outstanding. He made sure we understood the who, what, where and how’s throughout the entire process. The result was a viable, practical plan that met all of M3’s requirements.”

M3 Accounting Services is the market leader in hotel accounting software with approximately 50 employees serving more than 2,000 properties across the country. Headquartered in Georgia, M3 supports the hospitality industry with technology solutions that address the financial needs of hotels including accounts payable, general ledger, cash management, and budgeting.

“Collaboration between two market-leading firms — Consonus with Business Continuity and M3 with Hospitality Solutions — resulted in a world-class DR/BC Plan that sets the bar for the industry,” said Vice President of Consulting and Technical Solutions Michael Overton. “Our decades of experience in IT consulting for both the financial services and hospitality industries offered M3 significant advantages — the DR/BC planning process for M3 was rapid, intensive, and thorough.”

About M3 Accounting Services, Inc.
M3 Accounting Services was created in 1998 from one of the oldest and most successful hospitality companies in the industry. This experience, coupled with its software development expertise, has allowed M3 to develop an integrated suite of hospitality accounting products that provide hotel owners, operators and managers unsurpassed access to the information they need most. The company currently has over 2,000 hotels online. For more information, visit http://www.hotelaccounting.com.

About Consonus Technologies, Inc.
Consonus Technologies is a leading national provider of Data Center hosting and colocation, Managed IT Services, IT Infrastructure, and IT Consulting solutions based in Cary, NC. Offering a comprehensive suite of IT services, combined with highly-secure, reliable, and energy-efficient data centers across the country, Consonus provides customers with complete cloud computing solutions addressing disaster recovery, data protection, and virtualization. Visit Consonus Technologies on the Web at http://www.consonus.com.

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Jonna Murnick
Director of Marketing
Consonus Technologies Inc.
+1 (704) 357-2720

Paula MacDonald
PR Director
M3 Accounting Services
+1 (813) 472-7390

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