As Floridians, we’re used to the hurricane preparation drill: is a storm coming? Put up those shutters and plywood, and be sure to stock up on your water and nonperishables! But storm protection for your business may be less of a given—in fact, many business owners never think of protecting their data until it’s too late.
Don’t be the one to make that mistake this year! With hurricane season just a couple of months away, it’s never too early to prepare you and your business for the potential of a storm or two rolling our way. Here’s why (and how) our disaster recovery planning might be the best choice you can make for your business this spring:
You can gain some peace of mind. You may board up your business physically, but what’s on your computers may not be so easy to protect without a carefully-designed plan for backup to protect vulnerable areas in your network. Don’t lose access to client information, budgets, research or vital data due to an accident!
We’ll help you avoid financial problems down the road. Did you know that over 90% of businesses that lose access to their data for ten days or more file for bankruptcy that same year? A disaster can throw your business plans into dire straits financially, but a disaster plan can help soften the blow (or prevent it entirely!).
You’ll be able to keep on going! As if time lost during a big storm isn’t enough, businesses are often out of commission for days, weeks, even months after the event because they need time to recuperate and organize. Having a disaster recovery plan also lets you get back on your feet quicker and more able to respond to clients’ needs, deadlines and other pressures.
Disaster recovery is about more than just storms… Of course, a big hurricane isn’t the only kind of problem your business may encounter. While we always hope for smooth sailing, there are inevitable problems that may come up—such as theft or intra-office mistakes—that call for a strong response plan. Quash potential issues before they come up by equipping yourself and your business to better be able to handle them.
While disaster preparedness is a year-round necessity, now is the perfect time to get on board if you haven’t done so already. Contact us today to see how we can help you and your business’s tech needs!