Preparing for disasters, no matter how big or small, should keep data backup in mind.

Businesses must prioritize disaster recovery planning

Stephen Perkins

To ensure business continuity in the wake of any negative event, companies should implement a disaster recovery plan as soon as possible. Telecommunications professional Katherine Evans wrote on Business 2 Community that if a plan isn't in place, business continuity could be damaged.

"It's expected that things go wrong from time to time but what shows business strength is the time it takes to recover and the resilience shown," she said. "Backing-up has been commonplace for many years but, with the advancement of technology, it pays to have a comprehensive plan and infrastructure in place to maintain business activity."

As part of the plan, she suggested:

  • Planning for anything that could go wrong
  • Diverting the telephone system in order to not miss any calls
  • Having a quality online data backup system to save anything that otherwise would be lost

CSO Online said although many companies ignore the negative and focus on the positive, having a disaster recovery plan means there must be negative aspects highlighted and exposed in order to have the best planning for the long run.

Categories: Disaster Recovery