Hurricane season started June 1st and is a good reminder to make sure your business is protected. Typically the southern U.S. coastal areas are at the highest risk of being affected by a hurricane; however, if you live in New Jersey and New York, you most likely felt the impact of Hurricane Sandy a few years ago and understand the destruction a hurricane can impose. Luckily, the weather experts are predicting a below-normal hurricane season this year, but one hurricane can do tremendous damage and you need to be prepared.
If you’re not in a hurricane-prone region, there are many other types of disasters that can put your business at risk, such as tornadoes, fires, terrorist strikes, power failures, and even simple human error.
Do you have a business continuity plan in place? What would happen if a hurricane struck or another disaster occurred that shut down your IT systems? How long could you go without your systems and access to your data before your business finances are negatively impacted? These are questions that every business needs to ask.
With today’s cloud technology, data backup and recovery solutions are easy to set up, reliable, secure, and cost-effective. Depending on your factors such as your recovery time objectives and storage capacity, there are a wide range of solutions available to ensure your business remains operational during a disaster.
It’s not worth the risk. Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your systems, applications and data in the event a tragedy occurs. No one is immune.