Is Your Business Prepared For A Disaster?

Is Your Business Prepared For A Disaster?

It’s a scary thought isn’t it? But, you need to think about what would happen if your business was hit by a disaster.

More specifically, you need to know that it would survive and come out of the other side unscathed. That’s not necessarily a guarantee.

To ensure this, you need to have made the right decisions for your company. Here are some of the ways you can keep your business safe in the event of a disaster.


Disaster Recovery

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Not all disasters are caused by weather or human error; it could be a tech error. A simple problem in your code could be a massive headache for your company.

Think about how much you rely on your computer network. Now, consider what would happen tomorrow if it suddenly stopped working. You should see the problem, and that’s exactly what it is.

There is nothing stopping this from happening and no knowing if or when it will. That’s why you need a disaster recovery service.

IT support teams provide this, and they’ll help you get your computer network backup and running within minutes. Without them, it could take hours or even days.


Natural Disasters

You should think about natural disasters when you’re buying your business premises. We wouldn’t recommend you setup shop anywhere that natural disasters prevail.

For instance, you don’t want to set up a new business in a zone prime for earthquakes. Of course, sometimes you can’t prevent it, but you can still take precautions.

You might be using a collocation service to get data transferred internationally for your business. You should make sure the location of these servers is protected from natural disasters such as earthquakes. If they aren’t, and they break, it could cripple your company over night.


Fire Disasters

You probably don’t think a fire in your office is that much of a disaster. Almost every modern office comes with a sprinkler system. It will have that fire out in minutes while you are safely evacuating the building.

Sound about right? But what if the sprinkler system fails and it could. Sprinkler system pipes will corrode over time due to a chemical reaction. If this happens then when a fire does occur, your sprinklers won’t work.

You will watch the business you built go up in flames. That’s why you should invest in an ECS corrosion protection system. It will make sure your fire sprinklers are working properly when you need them.


Insurance Disaster

Do you have all the insurance coverage you need for your business? If you don’t know, you might want to make sure. The littlest incident could be a disaster for your business.

Perhaps an employee in your office tripped and fell over a loose wire. He broke a leg and you should be wondering what happened next.

Typically, he sues, unless you have workers compensation. If you have workers compensation, this isn’t an option. Your insurance company covers the costs while he is off work and saves you a fortune in damages.


We hope you see now a disaster for a company comes in all shapes and sizes. You need to stay protected.


Author: Erik Emanuelli

Hi! I am Erik Emanuelli : entrepreneur, traveler and blogger. You can follow me on Twitter, add me on Facebook or circle me on Google.

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