Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS), the largest underwriter of pollution liability insurance for marine vessels in the United States, is based in lower Manhattan and experienced massive flooding during Hurricane Sandy that destroyed nearly all of the equipment housed in the basement of its building. Rather than re-establish phone service with their former provider, WQIS IT Director John Imor will be installing 8x8 Virtual Office business phone and fax services.“Hurricane Sandy has opened our eyes to the vulnerability and limitations of the premises-based communications system we currently had in place,” said Imor. “Had we been using 8x8 service previously, we would not have been tied to one physical location. Our employees would have been able to simply plug their desk phone into their home Internet connection or use a PC soft phone to conduct business just as if they were in the office.”
Businesses Affected By Hurricane Sandy Turn To 8x8 Cloud Communications Services To Enable Business Continuity
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