Computers and Rain.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

October 27, 2009

Nothing quite like some big rains and leaky roofs to get us all excited about the leasing market over the next few months! Actually, it continues to be quite good for us, our vacancy rates are significantly better than the average for all metrics I’ve seen for the region.

The server in our office crashed last week. This is the first time anything like this has ever happened to a computer I have worked with. I now have a much better appreciation for good back-up processes and a great IT person. Fortunately we have both and all we “lost” was about a day and a half where we upgraded our security mechanisms, installed Windows 7 and some other new software. We’re back up and running, and on an even better platform to serve our clients. Like anything that runs all the time (e.g., cars, etc.), we can easily take our computers and technology for granted. Used properly, they are wonderful tools that make us much more efficient. I don’t wish such a “stall” on anyone and hope folks with important, crucial data at home or at their business, take system back-ups seriously.