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How to Ensure Your Business is Storm Ready

by | Sep 14, 2018 | MyTek Blog, Security

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With Hurricane Florence coming toward the East Coast and with Isaac and Helene stirring in the Atlantic Ocean, we thought now would be a good time to talk about how to be prepared for a storm. Before a storm like this could affect your business, you’ll want to take a look at what your responsibilities are when it comes to storm-related backups.

If you haven’t already built a Phoenix small business IT plan that takes disruptive events into account, there is no time like the present to create one. Today, we’ll go through all of the helpful tips we have so you can be prepared if need be. 

Have a Plan

You will first need a comprehensive plan that puts forth the procedures and processes that will make sure your data survives. You should also implement a procedure for your employees. The plan should list scenarios and how each can be taken care of and general emergency policies, such as:

  • The conditions necessary for the plan to be activated and begun.
  • The chain of command.
  • The location of all emergency equipment that can be found around the office.
  • Meeting areas and evacuation routes.
  • The responsibilities of each employee, and what procedures are whose responsibility.

In your plan, there should also be communication strategies, like what language to use with customers and clients. Your employees should be aware of these policies so they can be ready at any time.

Preparing Your Business Itself

Once all of the human personnel have a safe way out of the building, you will need to think about other aspects of your business that will need to be protected. Ideally, you should have a way to continue your operations even though there is a storm, but if situations get worse, you’ll need to have a plan in place for continuity. 

Cloud

The cloud has become one of the most effective ways to protect your data and to give your business the continuity it needs. The cloud is great for storing your crucial data off-site, away from physical risks that could affect your business. Your employees should be made aware of how to use your cloud services remotely so that business can continue as usual.

Mobile

Mobile devices are great components for your business continuity plan because they are small and can be easily moved. With mobile devices, you can connect to the data living on your cloud to continue business as usual. Mobile devices can also be used to keep your clients in the know, and are remote so you can get away from harm.

This is only the tip of the iceberg and there is so much more when it comes to protecting your data. Get in touch with MyTek today so we can make sure your business is prepared for a storm. We even offer a free 30-day free trial of our services. Call now at 623-312-2440.

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Tim Tiller, LMSW

 
Tim Tiller, MSW brings a deep service background to his role at Mytek, having graduated from McDonald’s management training program, fresh out of high school, and working his way up through the ranks in the hospitality industry. He has led two prior companies – Multi-Systems Inc., an IT-focused organization providing technology to hospitality companies (where he was named President at age 36), and most recently, as Chief Operating Officer for Jewish Voice Ministries International.

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