As business travellers return to the air following the last fortnight's ash cloud disruption, you might want to plan for how you'll handle the next major disruption.
This year we've already seen widespread flight cancellations due to cyclones, floods and earthquakes... and nobody can rule out industrial action due to workforce unrest over Qantas' overhaul of its international operations.
So in line with the axiom that "failing to plan means planning to fail", what's your contingency plan for next time? How can you maintain productivity and revenue even when your people are grounded?
One item in your toolkit is software to access your office or home-office computer from anywhere.
Using a web browser on your Windows or Mac laptop, at the hotel or a client's office you can securely open, copy, share, edit and even print documents, as well as running applications, as if you were sitting in front of the remote machine.
Remote access software puts you in front of any distant Windows or Mac computer
This week we're running a special no-strings-attached offer on the LogMeIn Pro² remote access service to help you gear up for the inevitable next time your travel plans are cast into disarray.
Australian Business Traveller readers can snare this Windows and Mac-compatible software for 44% off the annual subscription cost of $87.90 per computer. This offer runs until midnight on Thursday June 30, so you've only got a few days to make your move.
- Visit the special LogMeIn Pro² website and download the free trial software before midnight on June 30, 2011 – a perfect way to 'try before you buy'.
- LogMeIn will email you a coupon code which qualifies you for the 44% discount on purchasing a full copy of the software. The code is valid to July 31 so you'll have a full month to test-drive the software, as long as you download the trial version through the link above.
- If you'd like to buy more than one LogMeIn Pro² license for your business there's also special pricing available to Australian Business Traveller readers – just call (02) 8093 9902 (+61 2 8093 9902 if you're currently out of the country) and mention this offer.
Small and medium businesses can learn more about using remote access software to take control of travel disruptions at LogMeIn’s online business continuity resource centre.
About David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.