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Preparing my business for hurricane season

Last year Florida experienced IRMA, a category 5 hurricane, seen as the strongest since Wilma in 2005. This year is expected to be another eventful hurricane season. Having a preventative plan in place for your business is crucial. Here are a few simple steps to help your business be more prepared for the upcoming season.

Business Continuity Plan: Set a meeting with your Managed IT Provider

Have a business continuity plan in place in the event of an emergency. Making sure your documents and equipment are secure and backed up are key to preserving your business and minimizing the disruption of your day to day operations. We are here to help get you prepared. If you would like to schedule a time to talk and discuss the actions needed to prepare for this season, call us today.

Power surges and backups

Providing proper power supplies to your equipment helps protect against harmful power surges to your devices. Additionally, one of the many services we offer our clients is a BDR (Backup and Disaster Recovery). BDR services help protect your business by creating server backups to not only a local standby server, as well as replicated in the cloud, giving you a safety net if your server becomes incapacitated.

Protecting your physical equipment

If there is a potential for flooding in your area, it is suggested that all electrical cords are up off the floor and non-essential equipment or gear is unplugged and put on top of the desks.  If there is a potential for high winds and damage to your office, covering equipment with plastic is recommended.

These suggestions and additional tips for all business types and sizes are provided by FEMA and FloridaDisaster.org to help prepare you for this 2018 hurricane season.

https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1389022685845-7cdf7d7dad7638a19477d01fdbfa820f/Business_booklet_12pg_2014.pdf

https://www.floridadisaster.org/business/planning-for-businesses/