Resources to Help You Plan for Disaster and Business Recovery after a Business Interruption

Hurricanes. Fires. Power Outages. Cyber Attacks. These are just some of the many threats that can potentially disrupt your business.

It pays to be prepared. 93% of companies without Disaster Recovery Plans who suffered a major data disaster were out of business within one year.

This Business Continuity Management (BCM) Resource Center offers actionable tips, resources, and guidelines you need to create and maintain your Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). Having a BCP and a DRP in place is critical to ensuring your business can bounce back quickly after most any type of disruption.

Business Continuity Management For Natural and Not-So-Natural Disasters

Recently, the Northeast was battered by rain from two separate storm systems: Henri and Ida.  Both systems brought tropical level downpours and flooding to the area, with Ida hitting particularly hard.  The impact of these storms left many companies throughout the region unable to operate because their physical locations were inaccessible.  These natural disasters, however, are not the only events that can render physical locations unsafe to enter.  Events such as fire, chemical spills, downed power lines – and even a pandemic – can cause you to lose access to your primary place of business.

What companies get wrong about business continuity

Every business owner knows that having a business continuity plan is crucial to the success of their organization. However, when the unexpected does happen, companies tend to overlook how well employees can stick to the plan. To make sure your plan doesn’t go up in flames, here are five critical mistakes you must avoid.

Does your company have a business continuity plan (BCP)?

Do you know why some small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) succeed while others fail during the first five years of operation? Poor leadership is one reason, the lack of capital is another. Another big reason is they didn’t prepare for major disruptions, such as natural disasters and cyberattacks, that can bring their business to a grinding halt. This is why you need a BCP.

Business continuity in the cloud

Backing up to an internal drive or an external hard drive won’t wholly secure data. If someone steals your device, you instantly lose the backup it contains. Natural disasters, cybercrime, or artificial errors will also likely destroy your backups. As a result, your company could face expensive downtime.  The cloud provides new opportunities to protect and secure your data.

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Is your business prepared for hurricanes?

There’s no telling when natural disasters will occur. When they do, certain regions in the country often bear the brunt of their impact, like when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit certain states in 2017. With a well-designed disaster recovery (DR) plan, your business can be spared from total devastation.

How business continuity plans can fail

Just because your IT provider has a plethora of awards and certifications under its belt doesn’t mean that you can blindly hand over your business’s future to them. Often, some aspects of your business continuity plan tend to be overlooked by your provider. We have rounded up some of these issues on your business continuity plans.

Data backup solutions for your business

The modern business uses data in almost every aspect of its operations. Without immediate and constant access to it, a business will come to a grinding halt. What’s more, in the event of a disaster, it risks losing valuable data if it doesn’t have a backup strategy in place. Here are four data backup solutions you can implement to prevent such a scenario.

BCP tactics to keep your business running

Any interruption to your organization’s productivity cuts into your profits, whether your business is hit with a brief power outage or by a natural disaster. A business continuity plan (BCP) is critical to ensuring your organization stays open. Here are some of the critical strategies many companies rely upon.