Stay online during the Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics are all but upon us – which is a good thing for sports fans all over the world, but not so good for the people responsible for avoiding site downtime as technical infrastructures are put under immense pressure. Work will have to continue under what will feel like unprecedented circumstances, particularly in London itself. (If you're building a site and need to make sure nothing goes wrong, you need one of the best web hosting providers out there.)

For many businesses, the Olympics bring the potential of increased revenue while also presenting potential of increased complexity. At PEER 1 Hosting, we have had a number of enquiries from businesses based in and around London and the south of England who are dependent on the internet – whether for back-office SaaS applications, ecommerce sites, customer service portals, virtual training, or anything in between – and who want to make sure their business benefits rather than suffers from the increased activity in the capital.

The logical thing to do will be to let people work flexibly. Jobs that don’t need face-to-face interactions with customers can be carried out remotely by anyone with a net connection. And there’s the rub.

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