Quick Tips to Help Your Business Weather the Storms
Mother Nature is not letting up this hurricane season. Although Hurricane Jose seems to be weakening as it travels up the East Coast, its presence is an ominous reminder that disasters such as Harvey, Irma and now Maria (currently threatening the southeast United States) can wreak tremendous havoc on communities and businesses. In the face of an oncoming storm, there are simple steps you can take to ensure your business can continue to operate through and after the impact of weather incidents whether its flooding, an electrical outage or damaging winds.
We have put together a quick checklist of tips you can use to prepare for business continuity should more storms continue to creep up throughout the rest of this hurricane season. From data backup to continuity solutions, make sure your business is weather proof.
Since 2010, hurricanes have caused over $400 billion in damages—half coming from the two devastating 2017 storms, Harvey and Maria. In Massachusetts alone, the downtime caused by two of 2018's blizzards cost businesses near $1 billion in lost revenue. No matter where your company is located and the time of year, be it summer in tornado alley, the coast during hurricane season or in the many states that receive multiple feet of snow per winter, the threat of storms destroying important company technology infrastructure always looms.
With more hurricanes on the horizon, now is the time to review your preparedness plan or enlist outside help. Learn more about weather-proofing your business by downloading our checklist. For more information about data back-up and recovery solutions, feel free to reach out to iCorps for a free IT consultation.