5 Step Disaster Recovery Plan

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If a flood or fire were to render your office inaccessible, would you be prepared? If not here is an easy five-step plan.

1. Create a Back Up Plan

To be prepared for a disaster you need to decide what you would need at the minimum to get your company back online. Your data should exist in at least one offsite server with two other additional copies, such as physical and on your server. Web applications need to be able to run independently of a physical server so regularly backing up your data on cloud software is necessary.

2. Map Out Your Plan

Do you need specific hardware for your business to run? If so have a replacement plan ready by knowing precisely what you need to keep your business running. Then be aware of how to recover data on your new equipment. A smart recovery plan will layout action steps for employees to return to work even if they don’t have a physical office.

3. Set a Time Frame

By deciding in advance how long your data recovery plan should take, you can gauge your progress. This will also set expectations for employees who may need to let clients know how long recovery will take.

4. Encourage Teamwork

Have a disaster recovery plan in place will make for a smoother event. Employees should be aware of the program and what steps to take in case of a disaster. Delegating tasks to individuals will help everyone work together as a unit.

5. Preparation is Key

Now that you know the importance of a disaster recovery plan you need to figure out how to implement it. If your IT staff is overwhelmed with business-centric tasks, consider managed IT services. Managed IT services will analyze your network and create a disaster recovery plan that secures your data.

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