Cake Girls Story: A Good Case for Cloud Computing
But...there is a lesson there for small businesses. Use the "cloud". From the article:
Maher said that they are currently trying to retrieve order information from two water-logged laptops that they retrieved from the building. She said it would likely 'take months' before Cakegirls was up and running again.There's something every business owner can take from this: move from whatever your record keeping/order taking process is to the web. Put your stuff in the "cloud" and you won't have to fish out a water-logged laptop if disaster strikes you. It isn't easy to make the move, but it is freeing when you do.
I wish all the luck to the Cake Girls. I don't know them personally - nor have I ever eaten one of their cakes, but from what I read, they'll not only come back, they'll be stronger than ever. They're incredibly gifted and hard working. And...I bet they'll start using the web to store their data.