Pandemic or none, MSMEs need cloud computing for business continuity

With the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and a closer eye on natural disasters in the region, a new player in the information technology (IT) industry is pushing for a greater understanding of cloud computing among micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), despite a lack of knowledge about Business Continuity Planning (BCP).

Stitch Tech Solutions, a newly founded company, claims that cloud computing will enable companies of any size to continue operating even if there is a pandemic or natural disaster.

The Philippines, like the rest of the world, has entered a recession as a result of the pandemic’s mobility constraints and lockdowns, which have delayed, if not halted, business operations. According to research published in September 2020 by the Asian Development Bank, 71 percent of surveyed MSMEs in the country were forced to close their doors, while the Department of Trade and Industry announced that an estimated 90,000 MSMEs remained closed. However, the dangers to companies do not stop there.

Natural disasters can also pose a danger to businesses. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the country averages 20 storms a year. Meanwhile, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has identified 24 active volcanoes and a number of fault lines in the archipelago.

BCP creates a system of prevention and recovery from potential threats to a company. While IT plays just one role in BCP, it is an important one. 

“Aside from COVID-19, we understand that many businesses in and around Metro Manila have also been watching the movements of Taal Volcano and Mount Pinatubo given their grim histories, as well as ‘The Big One’ since these are expected to cripple business operations. With cloud computing, enterprises can continue to function amid these events as if they didn’t happen,” said Stitch COO Alex Aquino.

“Our financial health as a country suffered this pandemic given that MSMEs function as our main economic lifeline. Through cloud computing, we want to give these businesses a shot in the arm, so they can get back on their feet the soonest and not just survive, but thrive,” Stitch CEO Jaeger L. Tanco said.

Aside from cloud computing services, Stitch offers SAP Consultation and IT Services such as website and app development and management, as well as IT support and enhancement of day-to-day operations. 

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