Disaster Recovery for Small Business
Don't let a natural disaster become an economic disaster!
Tornadoes, fires, floods, snowstorms, theft and data loss are just a few of the ever-present threats small business owners face. Like any other aspect of running a business, the key to survival is preparation.
"Small businesses are vulnerable to failure when they're impacted by significant events," said Ken Katz, property risk control director at Travelers Insurance. "You'll need to recover in a timely fashion, because your fixed costs continue even when you can't open your doors. If you don't plan it through (before it happens), you'll have to do it on the fly and make decisions when you're under stress."
Katz recommended taking the following steps to develop a formal continuity plan for your business:
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- Access your risks
- Prioritize business functions
- Develop prevention and mitigation strategies
- Test and maintain your plan
Keep Data Secure...
in the Event of a Disaster
The growing number of natural disasters and the rise in data loss has increased the significance of having an effective disaster recovery strategy. Thankfully, new capabilities are helping smaller companies keep pace.
Some of the more prominent technology trends shaping disaster recovery today include:
Cloud Services - As the adoption of cloud services increases, organizations are realizing the cloud can become part of their disaster recovery plan. Cloud-based disaster recovery gives businesses the potential for a lower cost, faster and more flexible recovery solution for backing up data.
Managed Disaster Recovery - Organizations are increasingly aware that they cannot rely solely on in-house IT staff to deliver a repeatable recovery response in a crisis. As a result, there is a growing consensus that disaster recovery should be managed and delivered by third party providers or professionals, who are entirely focused on disaster recovery.
Virtualization - Server virtualization has become a key component of the disaster recovery plan for many businesses because it enables greater flexibility with computing resources and reduces downtime.
Mobile Connectivity - In terms of disaster recovery, the growing use of mobile devices in the workplace facilitates business continuity when disaster strikes because mobile devices enable people to work remotely and stay connected in the event of a disaster. This keeps business operations functioning and minimizes downtime.
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Is Your Business Prepared?
Disaster planning and preparedness can be your lifeline to staying in business. With proper education, planning, testing and disaster assistance, you will be able to stay in business through any interruption and beyond.
The staff at Hanson Information Systems is trained and equipped to help businesses create disaster recovery plans. Whether you need a relatively basic backup plan for a home-based business or an offsite business continuation program at Hanson's state-of-the-art data center, your goals for disaster recovery can be achieved.
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