In some places, hurricanes pose a real threat. In other regions, the danger may come from tornadoes, blizzards, earthquakes, or floods. Of course, fires, plumbing catastrophes, cyber attacks, and certain other disasters are fairly universal. The simple reality is that bad things can happen at any time to anyone, and businesses caught unprepared may never be able to reopen their doors. Having a disaster recovery plan is an essential step in ensuring that your company can survive.
Why You Need a Disaster Recovery Plan
Disaster recovery plans, or disaster recovery policies, are created while heads are calm so that companies have solid plans in place for how to resume their operations quickly if they are hit by a major disruption, according to Business New Daily. Putting these policies together when things are peaceful ensures that you have the time to review the possibilities and select the best option. It also gives you time to gather all the necessary information and create appropriate backup systems. While the details of your disaster recovery plan will vary depending on the size, scope, and nature of your business, all companies need to consider at least three things in their plans: their people, their insurance, and their technology.
Planning for Your People
People are an invaluable resource, so including them in any recovery policy is vital. You’ll want to have a clear command structure listed so that everyone knows who will take charge and who can step up if someone is unavailable. In a similar vein, you’ll want to be ready to connect with all of your team so that they know what the plan is and what you need from them. Having clearly defined responsibilities in your recovery plan will allow everyone to be prepared to act, but there’s no substitute for great communication and flexibility in the face of changing circumstances.
Planning for Insurance
A disaster can have a major impact on your company’s existing assets and its ability to function, which can impact its productivity and bottom line. Having the resources to recover from a disaster, ride out the disruption, and rebuild often means having the right insurance. Assessing your needs properly is certainly something that needs to be done before disaster strikes. However, storing your insurance agent’s name and contact information with the other important information in your disaster recovery policy will ensure that it’s handy when you need to reach out to file your claim.
Planning for Technology
Every business relies on its technology, and the loss of the data stored on that technology would be devastating. That makes having a disaster recovery policy for your tech absolutely crucial. At minimum, that means having some sort of secure, off-site backup established. For those who aren’t technologically inclined, this can be an intimidating prospect. Thankfully, it can also be fairly simple. The best strategy often involves evaluating your technology and your information technology needs and finding a reliable partner who can meet them.
CPI Technologies is your trusted partner for backup, disaster recovery, and continuity solutions. They offer a comprehensive suite of backup, disaster recovery, and continuity services. These BDRC services safeguard your business from system failure, data loss, power outages, and other catastrophes. With CPI Technologies watching over your tech and data, you enjoy numerous advantages:
- Enjoy protection against system failure and data loss.
- Reduce disruption and downtime after a disaster.
- Rest easy knowing that backup files can be called on if originals are destroyed.
- Feel assured because BDRC services deliver quick recovery of critical systems and data.
- Recognize that BDRC services aid with compliance.
- Appreciate that these services can assist with a smooth transition to remote work or other similar arrangements.
- Boost confidence and peace of mind because you know that you’re prepared for the unexpected.
Like smoke detectors, disaster recovery plans are something that everyone hopes they’ll never need. However, wise people put them into place and test them periodically to ensure that they remain in good working order. After all, while creating a disaster recovery plan may require effort and investment, there is a clear return on your investment in the form of peace of mind. At CPI Technologies, we’re happy to help companies improve their resilience and their ability to deal with disruptions. To learn more about our BDRC services and the other services that we offer, contact us today.