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Disaster Preparedness for Your Small Business: How To Weather Any Storm

Disaster Preparedness for Your Small Business: How To Weather Any Storm

In the event of a potential disaster, do you have a business continuity plan for your employees and your business? Are you backing up files on a routine basis, and could you recover them in an emergency? DiverseNet has the data recovery expertise and the planning knowledge you need to plan.

On average, nearly 60 percent of businesses were damaged in some sort of disaster last year, according to the Association of Small Business Development Centers.

Last year’s numerous weather-related storms heightened awareness of the importance of disaster planning for businesses, large and small. But destruction of your company’s infrastructure is not limited to natural disasters-it can happen anytime. Daily misfortunes like computer crashes, network breakdowns, and power outages threaten your business each and every day.

Voice and Data Services are mission critical to all business operations big and small. Therefore, telecommunications has a dramatic impact on the success of business… positive or negative. You can purchase the most sophisticated systems, hire the best and brightest people but in the end, you can’t control network outages.

To help businesses be more prepared, we have compiled “Disaster Preparedness: Advice You Can Depend on to Weather Any Storm.”

  1. Keep contact information for employees and local emergency services, as well as key vendor and supplier information, updated and easily accessible. Establish a clear process for communications and plan how you will contact one another in different scenarios.
  2. Protect your business from faltering after a disaster by backing up key data at least once a week. Copy data to removable media, including DVD-R or CD-R discs, or to removable drives such as the Ativa McAfee Flash Memory Drive with anti-virus software.
  3. Move back-up software to a secure off-site location. Store copies and documents you use in day-to-day operations in a secure and fire-proof location like in an electronic safe.
  4. Periodically review the data being stored on any back-up systems to ensure that the right data is being copied and that it can be restored.

Don’t put yourself in a position where you can’t conduct business. Be in a position to always conduct business or at least reduce your exposure. Clients need you, competition lurks and nobody likes lost revenue. DiverseNet can help design a telecommunications disaster recovery plan that fits all security levels and budgets.

Contact us today for more information!

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