Protecting Your Business From Disaster

You'd have to be living under a rock to have not heard about, or experienced personally, the recent tragedies that have been hitting Australians. Floods, cyclones, heavy rains, power outages, bush fires, extreme heat - even though these are all part of living in this amazing country, they don't necessarily need to spell disaster for your business.

Whilst Adelaide has been untouched by cyclones and bushfires, we've certainly had our share of the other problems listed above. Calvert Technologies is glad to be able to report that most of our clients escaped any catastrophic loss or failure due to our implementation of sound disaster prevention and recovery systems.  Unfortunately the same can't be said for many other businesses we've come across who could have saved themselves a lot of grief by implementing some simple, low cost, but very effective processes and products.

Take a few minutes now to consider what you need to protect in order to ensure your business can survive a disaster, and what sort of incident you need to protect your business from. Also keep in mind disasters don't just hit during the work day when you're present!

Some of the key points or losses to consider include:

  • Power failure
  • Flooding - either from rain or a burst water pipe
  • Toxic substance spill
  • No Internet connection
  • Key equipment failure - server, phone system, networking devices, payroll computer
  • Computer virus infection
  • Key application failure
  • Break-in and theft
  • Fire
  • Key personnel sick
  • Key personnel unable to get to work (perhaps their home or route to work is affected by disaster or an accident)
  • Data corruption
  • Data loss
  • The list can go on and on...

The combination of these recent events, and many people knowing businesses and families affected by these disasters, has driven home the importance of proper planning and preparation - and as a result we're receiving a lot of enquiries from people wanting our assistance with ensuring their business is adequately prepared and protected. The solutions range from the simple installation of power protection equipment to complete re-engineering of networks to include a mix of on-premise and cloud-based solutions. There's no "cookie cutter" solution though - it all comes down to what's right for your business.

So how prepared are you?

To ensure your business, or that of someone you know, is ready to survive when disaster strikes please contact us and book a time for an initial discussion.

Remember it's not a question of "if", but "when", disaster will strike.