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Old 2nd October 2016, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default How Do You Preapre For Disaster In Small Business?

In today’s globalized world, it’s all too easy to imagine disaster striking at the heart of your business. Take a moment to mull over some of the scares we’ve had recently that could derail your business. Last year, Computer Weekly reported on the distinct chance that we could see a new flu pandemic. Global terrorism in the summer of 2016 targeted two-dozen different countries, including the US. Flooding destroyed thousands of homes and businesses in Louisiana. And wildfires are still ravaging parts of California.

With all these disasters or potential disaster hitting businesses in the US, what can they do to ensure continuity?

Here are some tips from experts in disaster preparedness:


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Old 3rd October 2016, 10:00 PM   #2

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Hi Harry,

It's a lot harder for a small business that is more physical than virtual. For a virtual business you can make sure that you have comprehensive backups and multiple servers across different regions etc. (this may not help in a pandemic though)

With a more physical business you need to be considering natural disaster risk when picking your premises and potentially have some redundancy built in to your warehousing etc.

Whichever type of business that you have I totally agree with the concept presented in the article that you have a plan and you keep a checklist and stick to it.

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Old 5th October 2016, 11:01 PM   #3
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Disasters are inevitable but can be mitigated. The business should always be prepared that is why having a back up plan is always handy.

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Old 7th October 2016, 05:32 PM   #4
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What disaster are you referring to? Is it sabotage or due to forces of nature?

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Old 7th October 2016, 10:09 PM   #5
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Our data is safe as it can be because we use the cloud and our provider has servers in different countries.

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