Businesses were hit hard and insurers paid out big time, which had a flow on effect for years to come by way of insurance premium price hikes.
Although no longer active, the QLD IT Relief website was established to help the many small/medium business that lost valuable IT equipment with the intention of helping those small business owners get back up and running as fast as possible.
The Queensland Flood IT relief team was a group of volunteers who collected spare PC’s, printers, servers, from companies all across Australia. They then serviced, and rebuild them with an aim to send them to people in Queensland who needed the support to get started. A job well done.
If you were a business, sole trader, school, or any other organisation that had lost IT equipment in the flood, you could register you interest to let the team know what you needed.
The QLD IT Relief team called on urgent donations for
- Computers – PC, Macs, Laptops, etc.
- Servers or networking equipment
- Spare parts – cases, hard drives, memory, cables, etc.
- Phones/PBX system
- Tools (to allow us to do our job)
- Anything else that would be deemed helpful
In additional, transport companies were urged to assist the transportation of equipment from the state of New South Wales up to the affected areas of Queensland.
Anyone with IT and computer experience were also asked to chip in and that work was greatly appreciated.
Nowadays, with relief efforts over with, we have decided to continue a blog that serves the computer, internet and IT needs of Australians. This free service aims to help not only those people that were affected in Queensland, but individuals from across Australia that are struggling with knowledge on computers and IT.
We hope you find the information as valuable to your business as the original IT Relief Program.