Believe it or not, disasters are quite common in the workplace. Whether it’s a natural disaster, or a coffee spill on your keyboard, it’s important that you’re prepared for these incidents. While many businesses are aware of these disasters, the problem is that they often wait until the last minute before taking action. However, it’s time to take action, and be proactive instead of reactive. Here are some useful planning tips.
If you want to plan for disaster, you’re going to have to know what incidents can happen in the workplace. Whether it’s a power failure or a ransomware attack, not only should you familiarize yourself with each disaster, but know how to handle each one as well. For example, avoiding careless mistakes (such as coffee spills) simply requires that you be more careful about bringing food and drink into the workplace. With natural disasters, however, they are beyond your control. That doesn’t meant you can’t take action, though. Transfer your data to another building that’s a part of your business, and move your equipment to higher ground.
Backing up your data is another essential aspect of disaster recovery planning, and cloud computing is one of the most effective backup methods. First and foremost, it stores all your data virtually, meaning it’s accessible from any device with Internet connection. Second, it makes your data pretty much untouchable when dealing with disasters. For example, let’s say your computer became infected with ransomware. Even though the virus threatens to delete all info on your hard drive, you would still have copies backed up and accessible via the Internet. So when/if the hacker erased your hard drive, their threats would mean nothing to you.
For more information about the importance of disaster recovery strategies for your business, feel free to contact us today at Infiniwiz. We look forward to hearing from you, and assisting you in the best way possible.