In business, we plan to succeed. But of course, we also must create contingency plans, revolving around the various things that can “go wrong”. Often those things are natural events that are out of our control. They’re going to happen regardless of what we do, but well-prepared businesses are the ones most likely to “weather the storm” – literally, in some cases!
Just recently, we’ve endured a spate of wildfires on this side of the country. Earthquakes are, of course, always a possibility. The Northeast has been pummelled by one snowstorm after another, and last year was disastrous in terms of hurricanes for much of the country. We’ve all learned that natural events are inevitable, and unstoppable… But with the right disaster plan, your business doesn’t have to come to a grinding halt.
When crafting your disaster plan, remember to incorporate all of the technology available to your business. Ask yourself the following questions:
Do my employees know how to contact me, in the event of an emergency? Likewise, how would I distribute news of a temporary closing or other company-wide notification?
Is important data protected adequately? Not only should your vital information be backed up, in the event of a security breach or ransomware attack; it should also be backed up somewhere offsite. This way, if a fire, flood, or other disaster destroys your place of business, at least your data is protected elsewhere.
Can I access my data from home or other locations? A secure, cloud-based system can allow you to access important information, even in the event that you can’t make it in to the office.
Do we have a work-from-home plan in place? Your cloud solution, along with other forms of technology, can provide for a work-from-home plan, in the event that travel to the office is unsafe or the office must close due to a disaster.
We can help with issues such as data protection, backup, and cloud-based services. Just give us a call at 888-RING-MY-TECH and we can help you identify the solutions that work best for your business in any situation.