When disaster strikes, people usually fall into one of two camps—those who were ignorant to the risk and become paralyzed; and those who were prepared to deal with the circumstances that have beset them and are primed for action.

Which category does your business fit into?

To find out, answer the following questions:

  • Does your business have a continuity plan in the event of power loss?
  • If your network is exposed to ransomware, leaving you without access to critical data, what would you do?
  • If an earthquake hit and destroyed one of your branch offices, would another location be able to step in and quickly fill the void?

Though such scenarios are beyond the scope of your typical day at the office, these questions are necessary to ask and answer because the cost of dealing with disaster recovery after the fact can be dangerous for both your bottom line and your brand image—and it only needs to happen once to alter the course of your organization.

So what kind of measures can you take to ensure preparedness in a disaster? A two-pronged approach, focusing on both network and data protection, is smart.

There are a number of measures your business can take to ensure your network is ready to rebound quickly in an emergency. If your service provider can offer you the following disaster recovery solutions, you’ll know you’re ready for anything:

  • Redundant electronics that ensure network continuity in the event of a hardware failure.
  • Diversification of your backbone circuits to continue transferring data without loss of speed.
  • On-demand bandwidth allocation to support reliable connectivity.
  • Access to data centers that protect proprietary applications and financial data with co-location and network monitoring services.

The saying goes that you should hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Click here to set up a consultation and learn whether or not your business will be ready when disaster strikes.