There's no good time for a disaster to strike. But, it's always a good time to figure out how your business will continue to operate, and ultimately survive, when the inevitable does come to pass. If a small business is going to succeed, it needs to be ready to handle everyday occurences like lightning strikes, floods, and computer viruses. Aside from purchasing insurance to cover your business' physical assets, one of the most important things to protect is your electronic data, including contact and customer information, financial records, and more. These articles will give you a head start in prevailing over anything that Mother Nature (or a malicious hacker!) might throw at you.
This brainstorming tool is a good first step in planning for potential catastrophes.
This guide, developed by Hewlett Packard, tells you how to identify assets, risks, and vulnerabilities, and how to assess and manage risks to your valuable business data.
Disaster recovery is only one part of your planning responsibilities. This article explores business continuity—the art of keeping business data available during a disaster.
Learn to take the time and discipline necessary to avoid losing one of your business's most precious resources: electronically stored information.