Centium Software Selected as Technology Supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

commonwealthlogoCentium Software is proud to announce that we have been chosen to be the Official Accommodation and Transfers Software Supplier for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games ™ (GC2018).

We have extensive experience in these types of events – we were involved in software delivery for arrivals, departures and protocol at the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games, are arel looking forward to providing software support, accommodation and transfers to and from official points of entry.

We will provide an interactive and flexible reservation system to GOLDOC which will involve the management of detailed accommodation property information and online bookings and payment.

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Is Technology Downtime Hurting Your Meetings Business?

ortsschild himmel v3 online offline IWe’ve all seen it. Sometimes in advance, sometimes without notice:

We are currently experiencing a server outage.
Please stand by so we can address these issues and restore your service.

While this is problematic for most businesses, it is especially challenging for anyone running meetings and events using a web-based meetings technology.

As meeting planners, we are working on multiple fronts. Will weather affect our scheduled events? Is our conference hotel oversold and walking our attendees to other properties? Is the catering department meeting our guidelines that were set in the BEOs?

But how do we plan for things that we just expect to work? We expect the Internet to be available as contracted, and we expect our meeting technology provider to be available to us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our meetings run on this schedule, our technology should do as well?

Our technology is universally cloud based, and for the most part, that’s a very good thing. But the reality is, servers can and do have outages, and how do you deal with that when it happens?

This isn’t just a problem in the meetings industry. Just about every business, from one-person operations to multi-national corporations employ the web and cloud for a vast majority of their business operations, and down time challenges are difficult when planned, and can be disastrous when unplanned.

But the meetings industry is especially vulnerable in this regard.

If your event is opening at 9 am on a Tuesday morning, you have zero capability to reschedule. It’s like a wedding…the wedding continues even if the videographer has a camera malfunction.

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