When Disaster Strikes: 3 Ways to Get Your Business Back on Its Feet

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Data security is on everyone's mind these days, and it's no wonder. High profile security breaches make headlines so often that you may be wondering if there's any use in even trying to protect your information.

Fortunately for your company, there are steps you can take to mitigate the risks to your confidential data. Here's what you can do, beginning today.

Make a Plan and Stick to It

Businesses that survive catastrophic data loss have several things in common. One of them is a well-organized plan for dealing with devastating data loss.

  1. List everything that could be at risk. What do you need to conduct business? For most organizations, email and telephone communications systems are critical. If yours were suddenly gone, could you resume operations at another location? In the case of interrupted cell phone service, can you contact each other?

  2. Back up both paper and digital information. Paper documents are vulnerable to natural and human-caused disasters like fire, flood, loss, and theft. Converting paper files to digitized versions is the best way for your business to survive after a disaster. IT Services providers can provide cloud storage and data backup and recovery solutions to keep digital information intact after a catastrophic event.

  3. Give each staff member a role in your recovery plan. Surviving a disaster is never easy, but your chances are much better when everyone understands their role. Designate duties for each employee, and give them the tools they need for fast execution. Make sure your plan addresses short, temporary outages as well as events that could run as long as several months.

Fortunately, you're not alone when protecting your data. A trusted IT Services provider could help you prepare for disaster and protect your information in case the worst happens. Contact us at Fruth Group to learn more about our selection of IT Services today!

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