You never know when a disaster might strike. You probably have a plan in place for planned downtime of your systems, but are you properly prepared for unplanned downtime? Sadly, no matter where you are located, you are not totally protected from potential natural or man-made disasters. Therefore, being prepared to protect your business if a disaster does occur is essential.
Brace Rennels wrote an article on “Getting Back to Business After Disaster Strikes” for E-Commerce Times. It is an excellent article that points out key factors to consider. Rennels shares his lessons learned discussing his experiences with business continuity planning, the costs of disaster recovery, data center failures, recovery plans and risks for specific disasters to occur. For instance…
“A natural disaster or industrial accident can be a deathblow for a company that isn’t prepared to get back on its feet in a matter of a few hours. Protecting business-critical data and being able to recover it if it’s lost in a disaster requires a detailed, written and constantly updated plan of action.”
Take a few minutes to read Rennels’ article and ask yourself if your business could successfully recover if a disaster occurs. And if you have any comments, please don’t hesitate to write them below. We’d be delighted to hear what you think of this article. Thanks.