Systems devastated by deluge



Nick Huber

Company IT systems have been hit by the worst floods in decades.

Andrew Gordon, business development manager at...



Nick Huber

Company IT systems have been hit by the worst floods in decades.

Andrew Gordon, business development manager at CData, a Microsoft solutions supplier, said a client's e-mail system in West Sussex was down for 24 hours due to the floods. The customer lost their leased-line connection after their local exchange was flooded.

CData was preparing to put in a temporary e-mail system before the original e-mail service was restored.

Companies whose IT systems were flooded now face the decision whether to move back to their old office or relocate to a new site.

John Tucker, UK sales director for Comdisco Continuity Services, said, "Companies which have found that they are in a flood zone will probably decide to relocate."

He added that although most companies site computer rooms higher up in the building, some still locate IT equipment in vulnerable basements.

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