One of our favorite stories revolves around the big storm that hit the Columbus area in 2012. Many of our client’s offices were without power, and a few were being told by AEP that it might take weeks before they would have the electricity turned back on.
Back then, email was typically hosted inhouse. This meant not only were your files not accessible but you also couldn’t communicate by email to your clients.
Our solution was to rent the empty offices next to us, pick up the stranded servers, and set them up so people could either work from home or come into the temporary office. Email was made accessible over the web, and as soon as power was restored to the client’s offices we returned their server and reversed the temporary settings.