These days, having business continuity or at least having a plan for it is not only a good idea, it should be mandatory. The idea of business continuity refers to a contingency plan for how to keep things running normally or as close to normal as possible in the event of an unplanned disaster or unplanned incident that would otherwise render your business unable to operate during a period of time. In the time of the coronavirus, that might look as simple as setting your employees up with the necessary tools to be able to do their jobs from home for an extended period of time. Here are some of the things that a business continuity service might offer:
Cloud storage is one of the simplest and most effective ways that you can set your business up for success in the event of a disaster or unplanned incident. These services allow you to store files and data remotely—usually in another state or country—to avoid losing all of your files and data in the event of a computer malfunction. These services also enable you to access your files from any device, anywhere, making it easier to work remotely and not worry about not having access to every file that you need.
In the event of a natural disaster or a power outage, the downtime that even a few minutes of a power outage can create might mean a lot of money lost or a large cost to your business. Continuity plans will account for these needs and implement things like external power sources that can get things up and running in the event of a power loss or a need for such a service.
With so many data breaches and controversial laws surrounding how businesses can use data today, a business can never be too careful in maintaining proper cybersecurity. Business continuity plans make it easy for business owners to maintain proper cyber security to keep up with these laws.
Fortress Computer understands that these concepts can be complicated or stressful for people that don’t work with technology on a regular basis. We’re here to help set these things up and make it easier to implement these changes, letting you get back to doing what you do best.