Your business plans typically revolve around daily goals and expectations for the future, but planning must also account for all possible scenarios, which is why disaster planning is also important. Natural events can happen that are out of your control, but what you can control is your reaction to them. If you’ve planned appropriately, you might be able to avoid some of the worst damage.
Here in California, we often deal with wildfires that destroy acres of forest, neighborhoods, and occasionally, businesses. Of course, severe earthquakes are less common, but always a possibility. You don’t want your business to be interrupted any more than necessary, and you certainly don’t want to lose valuable assets. Remember: Your data is one of your most important assets.
When creating your disaster plan, consider these questions:
How will we maintain contact? Can your employees contact you? How would you quickly distribute news related to the disaster?
Is our data protected? In the event of a total equipment loss (meaning all of your computers and hardware), what happens to your data? If it’s backed up somewhere offsite, such as within a cloud system, you can avoid a lot of heartache and financial difficulty. Taking this step also helps to protect against ransomware attacks and other similar events.
How will I access my data if I can’t make it to the office? What happens if road closures or other conditions make it impossible to travel? If you need access to pertinent data from another location, a cloud system will provide everything you need.
What is our work-from-home plan? In the post-pandemic era, most companies have figured this out. However, if you don’t have a plan in place or if your old methods didn’t work so well, it’s time to update your disaster plan to include work-from-home provisions.
For help with the tech end of things, such as data protection or establishing a cloud storage system, give us a call at 888-RING-MY-TECH. We can help you protect your business from threats in both the physical and digital worlds.