SOURCE: QuorumLabs


April 13, 2011 09:01 ET

CPA Firms Face 2011 Tax Day Deadlines With Confidence, Protected by onQ Business Continuity Appliance From QuorumLabs

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - With 2011 Tax Day rapidly approaching, CPA firms across the nation are operating around-the-clock in demanding environments where there's zero margin for error. Public accounting firms such as Isdaner &Company (Bala Cynwyd, PA) and Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling (Birmingham, MI) are able to rest easy with the assurance that the onQ Site Recovery Appliance from QuorumLabs will provide its employees with near-instant access to their recovered data and applications should a computer failure or natural disaster occur -- especially important during tax season.

At public accounting firm Isdaner & Company, while critical data was backed up, its processes and applications weren't protected and the ability to recover company data as well as company tax and audit applications "almost immediately" was a key concern. Even ten minutes of downtime is unacceptable with tax deadlines looming. Isdaner chose onQ due to its ease of set up and operation, as well as its ability to meet the company's recovery time objectives (RTO). Now, if systems go down, onQ provides end-users with transparent access to their data and applications, with minimal impact to productivity.

"The problem with most solutions is they're cumbersome and require specialized expertise to operate. Simplicity became our driving factor -- we needed a turnkey solution simple enough that any business owner could get systems back up and running quickly. onQ provides twice the functionality at half the cost of other solutions we looked at. It was a slam dunk decision," said Mark Green, CRISC, director of technology at Isdaner & Company.

Certified public accounting and tax consulting firm Fenner, Melstrom & Dooling (FMD) performed regular backups to tape each day, but long recovery times kept tape backups from providing FMD with true business continuity. While backup solutions archive data, FMD needed a robust recovery solution so critical data wasn't put at risk and employees would have immediate access to critical applications and data should a disaster occur. Today with the onQ solution, if any server or even an entire site goes down, FMD's IT team can instantly reconnect users to their applications and data, or easily retrieve individual files from any point-in-time.

"When you look at the sophisticated capabilities of the onQ business continuity solution, it's hard to believe it does all that it claims to do. After evaluating a number of alternatives, we chose the onQ solution because it provides excellent value," said Marvin Rubio of FMD.

About QuorumLabs
QuorumLabs™ develops technologies and products that make enterprise-class technologies such as virtualization easy and affordable for small and medium-sized businesses. QuorumLabs introduced the industry's first turnkey business continuity solution that ensures One-Click Recovery™. Located in Fremont, California, QuorumLabs was spun out of Themis Computer in 2008. More information about QuorumLabs can be found at

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