A few months ago, we taught you the basics of creating a disaster recovery plan for your business. Now that 2017 is here, it's time to think about whether your current plan is still as comprehensive and effective as it could be. If you think there may be some room for improvement, our Mercer County disaster recovery service recommends following these steps:
- Analyze how you back up data and consider whether there may be better options – One of the most critical parts of preparing for disasters is storing data remotely. With this in mind, you should take some time to think about how your business's data is currently being backed up and to explore other options. For instance, if your company doesn't yet use cloud technologies for data storage, you may consider implementing this highly secure method.
- Double-check that any recent additions to your business have been added to the plan – The start of the New Year is the perfect time to look back on the changes your business made over the course of the previous year. When doing so, you should make sure that all of these changes have been accounted for in your disaster recovery plan.
- Update your list of the data and services that need to be recovered first – Once you've ensured that all of your company's data and services are included in your plan, you'll want to revise your list of which items are most crucial to your company's functionality. Chances are the list will have changed if your business added new functions in 2016.
- Do a test run to make sure your revised plan is fully functional – You should always test your disaster recovery plan either monthly or quarterly to ensure that it works as desired, but it's even more important to do so after you've made changes to the plan. Therefore, it's a good idea to conduct a live test of your company's disaster recovery plan shortly after you update it.
- Make sure all employees are aware of changes to the plan – Once you've tested out your plan, all that's left to do is inform your employees about the revisions that have been made and how these revisions will affect their duties in the event of a disaster.
By taking some extra time and effort to make sure your business' disaster recovery plan is up to date, you and your employees will rest assured your company is ready to withstand any type of crisis the New Year may bring.
We're Experts in Disaster Recovery Planning
Looking for assistance with upgrading your business continuity plan? Our disaster recovery service in Mercer County will be happy to lend a hand!
Here at Alura Business Solutions, we have a wealth of experience in helping business of all sizes prepare for the unexpected. To do so, we use programs such as Office365, Hosted Exchange and VMware Imaging. Plus, we offer accommodations for plan revisions and off-site storage solutions with military-grade encryption.
To learn more about what makes Alura the disaster recovery service Mercer County businesses love, call 844-558-7200 now. We look forward to working with you!