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Disaster Preparedness: Hurricane Sandy, Battery Backups, Redundancy & more

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As the weather finally begins to clear, the full aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is being realized. Countless businesses along the east coast were devastated by the storm. Was your business one of them? How did you fare during Hurricane Sandy?

If you had a disaster recovery plan and offsite data backup in place, you are probably okay. Yet, astonishingly, only 25% of computer users regularly backup their data! And major data loss can be devastating for a business. Of companies that experience a major loss of business data 51% close within 2 years, while 43% never recover.

That means that only 6% of businesses that experience major data loss survive!

So what can you do to ensure that your business does not become another statistic? You can plan ahead.

Whether you call it disaster preparedness, emergency preparedness, disaster recovery, or business continuity, the goal is the same: to get your business back up and running as quickly as possible in the event of a disruption.

  • Communication: You need to ensure that each of your employees knows what to do in the event of a disaster. Where will they do, how will they do their jobs, and how will they communicate?
  • Batter Backup: Battery backups are designed to provide power to your business when the grid is knocked out by natural disaster.
  • Off-Site Backup: If disaster strikes and you store your backups onsite, you could STILL lose all of your vital business information. Data loss can cripple any business. So make sure your vital business information is kept safe by utilizing off-site backup.
  • System Redundancy: The more redundant your systems, the less you will suffer, within reason. That’s the idea behind data backups, but there are other things you will need “backed up,” besides your data itself. These additional items include copies software, passwords, vendor information, and more!

Disaster recovery is not just for Fortune 500 companies. But what do you do if you cannot afford to hire an in-house IT technician? You outsource, of course!

If you have any questions about Disaster Preparedness, please contact Working Nets by calling (443) 992-7394 or visit WorkingNets.com today!

Security & Disaster Preparedness Services: Data protection and recovery is crucial. Working Nets assures that your vital business data is kept secure if disaster strikes.

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