It always pays to be prepared, and provides tremendous peace of mind to be ready, no matter what may happen.
(PRWEB) July 29, 2011
In light of recent natural events, training and event facilities provider, Cliftons, is encouraging small and medium enterprises to review their disaster recovery plans and ensure a location contingency is included.
Business continuity is a major issue for all organisations, with clients now expecting 24/7 service and just-in-time delivery of products.
A few smart companies with disaster recovery plans in place experienced only temporary interruptions after the Queensland deluge halted many in their tracks earlier this year, and were functioning within days at the Cliftons’ Edward Street offices in Brisbane. These companies had foreseen the need to be prepared for such contingencies.
Within hours of the need arising, the dedicated Cliftons account team had reconfigured seminar and computer training facilities into fully functioning offices for these clients. They had access to computer equipment, telephones, amenities and most importantly, to their clients.
For many companies, disaster planning focuses on backing up computer systems, and fails to address issues such as where they will operate from should something happen to their physical location.
According to Cliftons CEO, Rob Davies, Cliftons has had this capability for years and has actively assisted key clients in times of crisis but has not publicised it widely to the marketplace.
“We have helped clients manage during renovations, floods, fires, power outages, and even relocations, but the recent spate of natural disasters has highlighted to us just how vital our services can be,” says Davies.
“We can provide facilities for sole traders requiring a room and a desk, right up to large organisations occupying whole floors with complex communications needs.”
Cliftons offers 214 rooms and 27 floors of potential office space across the Asia Pacific, with operations in every capital city and affiliate partners across the globe. The specialist IT team can assist in configuring individual networks to ensure continuity, reliability and security.
The account management team can ensure businesses will be up and running as soon as possible, locally and internationally.
An impressive array of equipment includes computers, printers, peripherals, dedicated telephone lines, video conferencing facilities, staff facilities and security access.
Rob Davies encourages companies to consider their options and plan carefully.
“It always pays to be prepared, and provides tremendous peace of mind to be ready, no matter what may happen.”
Cliftons is the leading provider of premium, purpose-built training and event facilities, seamlessly delivering total event solutions and outstanding customer support around the globe.
With an extensive range of training-specific technologies, services and infrastructure, Cliftons has 12 venues in 10 locations across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Its affiliate network provides access to an additional 4,000 venues across 2,200 cities worldwide, including more than 500 venues in all major cities and regional hubs within Australia and New Zealand.
Cliftons venues include natural lighting and customised room layouts capable of accommodating groups up to 240. Additionally, its flexible booking policy requires no deposit, ensuring hassle-free organisation of training and events.
Recognised by the industry for providing the optimal environment to enhance learning, Cliftons won the Gold Award for Best Venue in 2011 and in 2010 the Platinum Award for Best Venue in Asia Pacific at the LearnX Awards.