Spring weather has often played havoc on central USA. Tornadoes and floods destroy family homes and business complexes alike.
We at Spitfire Management would like to take this moment to recognize and thank the thousands of volunteers, first responders, and professionals who worked through all search and rescue as well as recovery processes. We echo the praise and gratitude spoken by those directly impacted by these disasters.
True to the American way, the process of rebuilding is now underway. With it comes a whole new set of challenges. Insurance companies are at the head of the line, followed closely by the huge step of securing a construction company with the resources to repair or replace within a reasonable time frame.
Unfortunately, local construction companies face a double whammy. They need to attend to their own situation as well as the needs of others. Most construction companies heavily rely on computerized systems to function. When these systems are hosted on premises and the premises happens to be in the path of destruction, functional recovery could cost weeks if not months of downtime. Many times these companies have the required men and equipment but lack the infrastructure to get on with business.
In a world of ever changing paradigms, construction companies with project management software, such as the Spitfire Project Management System, hosted in the cloud have a huge advantage within disaster areas. Cloud-based computing with any time, anywhere, any device access provides companies a way to circumvent functional downtime with operational recovery as close as the nearest Wi-Fi or Internet connection.
You may be wondering why cloud computing is less vulnerable to disaster. First, most hosting centers are located in less volatile geographic areas away from danger. Second, hosting centers are built tough, designed for a direct hit from Mother Nature with redundant everything to ensure 24/365 coverage. Third, the redundancy of Internet access, land lines, cell towers and satellites all contribute to the ubiquitous access. The Internet is considered an essential service and, as such, a high priority in the scheme of national recovery.
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