Natural Disaster

3 Ways to Prepare Your Business Technology for a Natural Disaster

Posted by · September 12, 2017 1:43 pm

Over the past several weeks, our world has felt tormented and ravaged by natural disasters. From the devastation of Hurricane Harvey and the earthquake in Mexico to newly assessed damage of Hurricane Irma after it tore through Florida and Georgia. Mother Nature is often hard to predict, but even when we’re able to see a powerful storm coming — like with Irma — we may not necessarily be prepared for the devastation left behind.

Harvey left us with more than 70 casualties and a financial toll that’s predicted to be more than Sandy and Katrina combined. Mexico was hit by the largest earthquake it’s experienced in a century, resulting in at least 61 deaths and extensive property damage. The aftermath of Irma has not quite been measured, but at least 12 deaths have been reported and more than 7.4 million people in the Southeast are still without power.

In natural disaster situations, the most important thing is whether or not family, friends, and loved ones are safe. “Things”, as they say, can be replaced. Sometimes, however, we don’t think about the amount of data and technology that exist in our lives and when this data is also devastated by a storm, the irreparable damage means that information is lost forever.

Data loss is a risk most small business owners cannot afford to take. The time and effort it takes to compile lead files, build up call records, research competition, and the like, is time and effort insurance can’t bring back. The loss of this data something we don’t like to think about, but will inevitably come up in the days following a storm like Harvey or Irma.

The question remains: Will you and your business be prepared when disaster strikes?

To help you answer that, we created a guide to instruct small business owners on ways to protect company data in preparation of the unthinkable, along with ways to repair technology once damage has been done.

Download this guide today to begin establishing your disaster preparedness process!