All disasters have one thing in common—they disrupt, destroy, and bring everyday activities to a grinding halt. For your business, this means that your physical assets may be inaccessible, including your buildings, computers, imaging equipment, and documents. In the worst cases, these assets may be destroyed. Here are three steps your company can make sure your disaster recovery plan is up to date and relevant for today's digital economy.
Step 1: Contacting your employees
In the wake of a disaster, first thoughts turn not to physical possessions, but to family and friends. An emergency phone tree is an excellent way to make sure everyone is safe following a disaster. Store the content in a document management system instead of on a paper document to ensure that the information is still accessible, even if your offices are not. Designate a safe meeting place (choose more than one, just to be sure), and a plan to reach out via social media platforms in case cell phone service is unavailable. Test your strategy regularly to make sure that everyone understands their role.
Step 2: Protecting your documents
Your business will only survive a disaster if your critical documents remain intact. Managed IT Services providers can safeguard your information with a data backup and recovery strategy. With everything in digital storage repositories, you won't need to rely on hardware to access your documents and get back in business.
Step 3: Ask for professional assistance
You don't need to figure out a disaster recovery plan on your own. Managed IT Services professionals can help you preserve your information, and resources like the Small Business Association can help your company formulate a reliable disaster recovery plan. Is your business prepared for a catastrophic event? Contact the Managed IT Services team at The Office Technology Group for professional assistance today!