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Imagine walking into your office and finding a gaping hole has opened up in the roof overnight. It’s unlikely, but it could happen – and, if it did, you wouldn’t think, “Well, it may not rain today, so I’ll worry about this later” instead you’d arrange emergency repairs, immediately, right?
Imagine you’re on your way to the office and you get a call from the building manager informing you that there’s been a power cut and the office is closed.
Would you be able to make alternative working arrangements for yourself and your staff?
The same goes for all areas of your business that could be struck by disaster. If you do not know where the ‘holes’ could appear, you need to identify them and stop them up so that, should an emergency occur, your business assets will be well-protected and your organisation will be able to recover as quickly and efficiently as possible.
“it’ll never happen to us”
Nowadays, the types of emergencies that affect businesses are different to what they would have been, say, 20 years ago. The threat of natural disasters (floods and fires) is still an area of concern, but there are also digital emergencies – e.g. the internet going down or a cyber attack – that can severely hinder a business’s operations, if not properly planned for. Then there are risks like a big client refusing to pay an invoice, which could result in potentially crippling cash flow issues for you. Don’t fear though: by assessing your business preparedness and creating a solid disaster recovery plan, you can make sure that your organisation can respond to these emergencies with efficiency and control.
Get fluffy in the cloud
As part of your business preparedness assessment, you should consider whether any of your operations could be moved into the cloud. Doing so would mean that, if a fire broke out or your internet went down, your employees would still be able to access the files and systems they need to keep the business up and running. The cloud allows you to gain access from any device, even if you are offline; so, if you’ve had to move to temporary offices, then your teams can be just as productive as if they were working in the company’s main office. A lot of companies are now using the cloud for business processes like accounting, payroll, benefits and customer relationship management (CRM) – and you could easily do the same.
If you want to find out more about how we can help protect your business from disaster by moving some of your processes into the cloud, simply contact us at Point and Stare today.