Planning your Office for Disaster Recovery: 4 Tips to Keep in Mind
When a disaster hits, having a well-planned office can mean the difference between getting your business up and running again quickly or struggling to get back on your feet. Here are 4 tips to keep in mind when planning your office for disaster recovery.
1. Consider what type of disasters could occur and plan accordingly
In any business, large or small, disaster recovery is a vital part of keeping things running smoothly. No one wants to think about the possibility of a fire or flood damaging their office and disrupting work, but it’s important to be prepared for anything. By taking some time to consider what type of disasters could occur and plan accordingly, you can minimize the potential damage and keep your business up and running in the event of an emergency. There are many different types of disasters that can strike an office building – from fires and floods to earthquakes and hurricanes.
2. Have a communication plan in place so everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency
If you don’t have a communication plan in place for your office, now is the time to create one. Having a plan in place will ensure that everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency, and can help prevent disasters from happening in the first place. Here are some tips for creating a communication plan for your office: 1. Decide who will be responsible for communicating with employees during an emergency. This person or team should have experience dealing with crises and be able to provide clear instructions during chaotic situations. 2.
3. Back up important data regularly, ideally using cloud storage or another offsite option
Data loss is one of the most common and devastating problems that businesses face. In fact, according to a study by Gartner, as many as 50% of small businesses will experience some form of data loss in any given year. And while there are many causes of data loss (including hardware failure, software corruption, and user error), one thing is certain: without regular backups, it can be very difficult (if not impossible) to recover from a major disaster.
4. Pre-arrange a physical space that can be used as a base of operations during recovery
Have you ever thought about what would happen to your business if there was a natural disaster? If your office was destroyed or inaccessible, how would you continue operating? It’s important to have a plan for disaster recovery, and part of that plan should be having a physical space set up that can be used as a base of operations during recovery.
Consider The Rostie Group
When disaster strikes, The Rostie Group can provide temporary office space and business support services that will allow your company to make a speedy and seamless recovery. Our expert administrative and technical support staff are trained to help businesses deal with unexpected disruptions.
Whether you need short-term or long-term office space during disaster recovery, or an IP Phone System that will allow all your employees to work off-site, The Rostie Group can implement timely solutions that will minimize costly downtime. Our state-of-the-art facilities offer hot desking terminals, videoconferencing technology, easy access to public transportation, high-speed internet access, mail forwarding, telephone answering, full-service catering and a host of other services to help your company recover from unplanned disruptions.