Spring is coming…

Spring is coming (apparently), and with it comes the potential for flooding and severe weather that can cause a host of problems for the unprepared organization. While disasters and catastrophic events are unpredictable, and of course occur all year round, now is a great time to review or create your organization’s Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity Plan. (Confused about these terms? Click here for our previous blog post on the subject of Disaster Recovery vs. Business Continuity)

The following is excerpted from A Guide to Business Continuity Planning:
“Every organization is at risk from potential disasters that include:

  • Natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, blizzards, earthquakes and fire
  • Accidents
  • Sabotage
  • Power and energy disruptions
  • Communications, transportation, safety and service sector failure
  • Environmental disasters such as pollution and hazardous materials spills
  • Cyber attacks and hacker activity.

Creating and maintaining a BCP helps ensure that an institution has the resources and information needed to deal with these emergencies.”

Every organization is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all plan that will work for everyone. The guide mentioned above has some excellent information about creating a continuity plan specific to your organization. We would love to be your technology partner in this process. Helping organizations to be proactive, rather than reactive, is at the very core of what we do. Working together, we can create a plan to keep your critical data and systems safe in the event of a disaster, so you can focus on getting back to work, not rebuilding everything from scratch.