facebook linkedin twitter

Is Your Organization Ready for a Disaster

Is Your Organization Ready for a Disaster

While not every business needs to worry about hurricanes, the same can’t be said for other kinds of disasters out there. Tornadoes, fires, and other natural disasters could strike at any moment depending on geographical location, but if you’re prepared, you can limit the influence these events have on your organization’s future.

Research Your Threats
Disaster scenarios require having a comprehensive business continuity plan on-hand to ensure your organization can take any hit possible. Depending on where your business is located, you’ll have a specific set of threats that you’ll need to be prepared for. Environmental influences are known to create 30 percent of all downtime incidents; this number includes flooding, hurricanes, humidity, extreme temperature/weather, and so on. Do some research and think about what kind of environmental threats might exist in your location.

Of course, there will always be threats beyond your control, so you should have ways to identify when a disaster--no matter how small--goes unnoticed. A monitoring system will help you detect and prevent a disaster before it becomes too costly. Downtime costs have increased by about 38 percent in the past eight years, so it’s critical that you prepare now before something unexpected happens. After all, hurricanes are only growing more powerful and dangerous, as the average precipitation has increased by roughly 70 percent over the years.

Prepare for the Worst-Case Scenario
Imagine your worst-case scenario and take measures to counteract it. In most cases, it’s going to include an off-site data backup solution that stores your data in multiple locations outside of your office. This solution aims to make it impossible to destroy all copies of your data in the wake of a disaster.

Of course, this only applies to your data, but what about the resources that use this data to keep your business moving: your employees? You need to have communications put into place to make sure that all of your employees can stay in touch with management to ensure they are safe. You also need a system in place to make sure your business’ clients are aware of what’s happening so they can expect services or communications to be rendered inoperable for the time being. Extra provisions in the office also make it so that anyone stuck inside for an extended period of time won’t be stuck without supplies they might need.

Get Back in Action
Once you have your plan fully outlined, the next step is to figure out how you will get back in action following a disaster event. This includes minimizing downtime and making sure your employees have the tools needed to work, whether it’s from a temporary office or a remote location. Computerware can help by equipping your business with data backup and disaster recovery tools, as well as technology to work remotely when the time comes. To learn more, reach out to us at (703) 821-8200.

How to Order the Items on Your To-Do List
How You Can Benefit from RMM
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Privacy Internet Cloud Software Business Computing Hackers Business Management Microsoft Data Workplace Tips Backup Managed Service Provider Productivity Hardware Business Network Security Saving Money Malware Email Hosted Solutions IT Services IT Support Efficiency Google Small Business Computer Quick Tips Smartphones Mobile Devices User Tips Gadgets Innovation Business Continuity Disaster Recovery Social Media Microsoft Office Android Virtualization Network VoIP Mobile Office Data Backup Smartphone Mobile Device Management Collaboration Communication Server Productivity Miscellaneous Data Recovery Ransomware Upgrade Windows 10 Tech Term Unified Threat Management Windows IT Support Facebook Operating System communications Holiday Passwords Remote Monitoring Managed IT services BYOD Remote Computing Vendor Management Cybersecurity Apps Mobile Computing BDR Users WiFi Phishing The Internet of Things Mobile Device Automation Analytics Marketing History Apple Outsourced IT Firewall Browser Managed IT Services Save Money Data Management Alert Internet of Things Artificial Intelligence Encryption App IT Consultant Big data Antivirus Maintenance Spam Printer Health Content Filtering Going Green Office Gmail Bandwidth Bring Your Own Device Search Cloud Computing Cybercrime Windows 10 Tech Support Hiring/Firing Virus Cost Management Hard Drives Best Practice Information Technology Lithium-ion Battery Office 365 Saving Time Budget Two-factor Authentication Windows 8 Help Desk Outlook Business Technology Wireless Technology Managed IT Recovery Employer-Employee Relationship Money Document Management Hacking Computers Training Phone System VPN Access Control Travel IBM Update Blockchain Data storage Administration Save Time Healthcare Humor Applications Networking Legal Running Cable Proactive IT Managed Service Regulations Twitter Intranet SaaS Education Customer Service Law Enforcement It Management Hard Drive Risk Management Information Government Compliance Mobility Website Business Intelligence Data Loss Social Engineering Digital Payment Scam Black Market Flexibility Word Router Downtime Cryptocurrency Data Breach Laptop Comparison Tablet Business Growth Value Avoiding Downtime Password Cortana Digital Company Culture Project Management Computer Repair iPhone Hacker Websites Social Networking Machine Learning Paperless Office Telephone Systems Sports Excel Disaster Current Events User Computing Hosted Solution End of Support Customer Relationship Management Augmented Reality Social Robot File Sharing Wireless Data Security Securty PowerPoint Google Maps DDoS Fax Server Patch Management Solid State Drive Emails Chrome Bluetooth Automobile Vulnerabilities Chromebook Computing Infrastructure Hack Retail Redundancy Vendor eWaste Google Docs Computer Accessories How To Experience Inbound Marketing Download Evernote Private Cloud Monitors Trending Cleaning Office Tips Telephony Mouse Start Menu Tech Terms Microchip Taxes Pain Points Processors Distributed Denial of Service USB Mobile Technology Programming YouTube Conferencing Statistics Network Congestion Presentation Software as a Service Unified Communications Settings Uninterrupted Power Supply Public Cloud Co-managed IT Virtual Desktop User Error Monitoring Specifications Safety Identity Theft Streaming Media Bitcoin Data Protection IT service Gaming Console Documents Heating/Cooling Management Entertainment Virtual Reality Text Messaging Webcam Politics Lifestyle Storage Net Neutrality PDF Corporate Profile Managed IT Service External Harddrive Equifax Fleet Tracking Device Management Time Management Freedom of Information LiFi Network Management Bookmark Business Managemenet Motion Sickness Device security MSP Best Available Keyboard Assessment Content Management SharePoint Scalability Best Practives 3D Ebay Desktop Finance Google Calendar Google Play Deep Learning Thin CLient Messenger Tracking Nanotechnology Social Network Domains Tip of the week Work/Life Balance Service Level Agreement VoIP Processor Smart Phones Rental Service Meetings Microserver Startup Asset Tracking Public Speaking Touchscreen online Currency News Visible Light Communication Memory Business Cards Knowledge Browsers Web Server Username Shortcut Consultation IT consulting Unified Threat Management Cabling Backup and Disaster Recovery Adminstration Wi-Fi Pirating Information Administrator Gamification Entrepreneur Technology Tips Security Cameras Leadership Books Get More Done Workers Screen Reader Customer Resource management Troubleshooting User Tip LinkedIn Virtual Assistant Printer Server Piracy Upload Environment Audit Navigation CIO Supercomputer Turn Key Smart Tech Distribution HIPAA Fake News Advertising Flash Data Analysis Skype Staffing Google Wallet HTML Competition Archive Data Warehousing Windows XP Trojan Fiber-Optic Worker Database Electronic Payment Organize Mobile Security Access GDPR Displays Reading Samsung Telephone System Business Owner Emergency Hard Drive Disposal Society G Suite Software License Trends Point of Contact Computer Care Tech Micrsooft Employer Employee Relationship Multi-Factor Security Cost IP Address Microsoft Excel Fileless Malware Drones Hacks Physical Security Devices Application Google Drive Windows Server 2008 Upselling Fraud Licensing Tactics Human Resources Banking Video Surveillance Botnet UTM Content Spyware Mobile Payment Modem Relocation Tablets Vulnerability Proxy Server Sync Webinar IT Plan Enterprise Resource Planning Electricity Printing Term Analytic Saving ZTime Legislation Error Recycling Electronic Medical Records Permissions Language Directions Product Reviews Notifications CCTV Accountants A.I. Digital Signature Windows 7 email scam Addiction Music Business Metrics Debate Computer Malfunction Multi-factor Authentication Teamwork cache Television SSID Read switches Writing Harddrive Reliable Computing Dark Web GPS In Internet of Things Migration Connected Devices WannaCry Downloads Processing Upgrades Wireless Headphones Telephone Health IT Cooperation CrashOverride Medical IT 3D Printing Capital Managing Stress Printers Productuvuty Regulation

toner1