Ensuring your team is ready for a disaster


When a storm is looming, there are many different questions to consider: where will the storm hit? Is your team prepared? How will we keep everything we have safe? Is our data backed up in a safe place? With all of these questions in mind, it is important to have a disaster plan that is put in place before a disaster is threatening.

This past hurricane season brought many of these questions to the surface for teams across the country, particularly those in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Apart from ensuring that everyone on the team is prepared on a personal level with water, food, and medical supplies for several days, it is also important to ensure your business is prepared as well.

We’ve put together a checklist for companies to keep on hand before a disaster strikes. This is meant to serve as a guide to begin the preparation process for your team, and is not an exhaustive list. However, many of the points on our checklists are priority items that are often over looked by business owners.

For UDT, our offices in both Texas and Florida were impacted. Our teams had a disaster plan, plus an internal communications plan in place that was put to the test during these storms. While the storms were hitting Florida, our Tennessee offices worked overtime to help our clients that were being impacted.

To learn more about the lessons we learned after Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, check out our blog post featuring our CTO, Charles Grau.

If you are looking for a partner to help you with all of your technical needs before a disaster occurs, contact us today.

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