A disaster can strike your business without warning, destroying your years of hard work. Many businesses do not recover from these disasters, but you can. How? By being prepared. The following are some tips that can get you on the right foot toward protecting your business.
Back up. When working, make it a habit to back up regularly. This way, your work is always saved and safe should a disaster strike. Try to remember to back up every few hours or at the end of each day. It will only take a few minutes—but will save so much more time in the long run. As an extra precaution, you could create a duplicate copy and store it off-site in a secure location.
Implement a disaster recovery plan. Disaster recovery plans lay out exactly how your business would operate should something occur and protects your IT infrastructure. It will save you the headache of making difficult decisions in stressful times, and will allow your business to still function during a disaster. Overall, they provide a sense of security for your business.
Migrate to the cloud. Migrating to the cloud has many benefits—your employees can access their work from anywhere, allowing them to work through a disaster. The cloud is a virtual solution, so all of your important data would remain safe in it.
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