About 97% of the tropical activity in the Atlantic happens between June 1 and November 30, the National Hurricane Center said. In other words, hurricane season is here. So far, 2019 is being predicted as a calmer year – However, your business is still at risk for data loss, facility damages, downtime, and many other disruptions as a result of hurricanes or any other natural disaster.
Whether you are a small business or a global enterprise, having a disaster recovery/business continuity plan in place is crucial. We are sharing three important reasons why your business should never go without a disaster recovery plan.
What is a disaster recovery plan?
It might seem unnecessary to plan for the unexpected. But no business is totally immune from any type of disaster. The good news is that with a proper plan you can be prepared as possible, you can take proactive steps to mitigate the impact of a disaster on your business.
A disaster recovery plan can be described as a set of tools and procedures designed to allow your business to recover from an unplanned disaster. This plan should have all updated contact information so that employees know exactly what their role is in the days following the disaster.
Why is a disaster recovery plan important?
1. To stay one step ahead
When it comes to data protection, it’s crucial to stay one step ahead. You don’t want to worry about the potential threat of your data being lost due to a disaster. The right data recovery and backup strategies are an important aspect of any disaster recovery plan – knowing that data can be restored in the event that something happen.
2. To reduce downtime
The best case scenario would be to never use a disaster recovery plan, but with natural disasters. chances are big that downtime can be expected. It is important that efforts are made to reduce downtime. The only way to limit downtime is with a completed disaster recovery plan. With a detailed plan in place, massive amounts of downtime can be avoided and the faster your business is up- and running again.
3. To prevent reputation damage
Today, customers expect to have 24/7 access to their information and online services. Businesses set a level of expectation in term of the service they’ll deliver. Downtime can have a significant negative effect in the way customers feel about your business. You don’t want customers expressing their dissatisfaction through social media channels or leave your business.
Test your plan
When a hurricane appears, there isn’t any time to find out that there’s a flaw in your plan. You need to test and update your plan regularly and check for issues, failures, recovery times. Are you certain that you can restore data from your backup? You need to find your point of failures and fix them before a real disaster strikes.
Find out how ColoHouse is preparing for this year’s hurricane season. During any emergency or natural disaster, see the action plan and steps we are taking to be ready. Staying up and running for our clients and their end users is our #1 priority.
Need help with a plan for your businesses? Please contact us on +1 305-731-2225 or use our contact form. Our team is happy to discuss your situation and requirements to help you get the best solution for your business.