by Sandeep Acharya, COO
Recently, I was watching a television program when a commercial came on with the slogan, “It’s my money and I need it now.” The commercial (to probably no one’s surprise) was for a law firm trying to get money for individuals when they need it. But for some reason, it got me thinking about the staffing industry.
As a staffing company owner, your biggest asset is your DATA. Certainly you can argue that your employees are your biggest asset. Without your employees, your company is not able to put people to work, close new business, get people their paychecks and so on. But how well was your Branch Manager or VP of Sales able to function the last time your servers went down? How did these team members function when they were not able to get at your company’s critical data to make a call, send an email, or create a check for the person standing in the lobby waiting to be paid?
Over the last five years there has been a major shift in staffing companies outsourcing their data to staffing software professionals like Avionté. Avionté has the data infrastructure in place to host your most critical data. This also includes off-site backup facilities with multiple internet service providers.
Those in the staffing industry know it is a 24 hour a day business. Along with knowing the data is safe and accessible, data hosting is attractive to staffing firms because servers, networks, applications, bandwidth and other equipment are all managed by someone else, leaving staff to do their job effectively and efficiently when they need to: from the office, from their home or from the road.
Your data is the most critical piece of your business. Make sure you take care of it. Make sure you trust the people who care for it. And make sure you and your team are able to USE IT WHEN YOU NEED IT!
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