“When Disaster Strikes – How to Prepare Your IT for a Hurricane” from TechNative
When Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were threatening Florida and Texas, the UDT team prepared their offices and clients for the upcoming storms. The UDT team mobilized the operations centers in other states to help with internal and client requests while the offices in the affected states closed.
After the storms had passed, there were many lessons learned and the importance of being prepared for such a storm was highlighted. Recently, Darryl Sicker was featured on the TechNative podcast discussing how the UDT team was prepared, but also how other companies should prepare for any upcoming disaster.
- Have an off-site backup option
In the case of a natural disaster, it’s hard to tell where exactly it will make an impact. To guarantee that your data stays secure, it’s crucial to have an off-site backup option. Keeping your primary backup and other backups may not be the best idea if a disaster hits a large region or multiple cities.
- Secure your devices
Apart from making sure that your data is secure in the cloud, be mindful of keeping the physical devices safe as well. If your office is in a flood-prone area, perhaps an investment in raised floors would be a good idea.
- Have a disaster plan ready
Before the storm hits, it’s crucial to have a plan that your team is ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. While some storms – such as a hurricane – give warning, not every community is as lucky. Create a plan and test it before any storm is on the radar to make sure it’s effective.
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