Business Disaster Recovery

April 17, 2018

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Technology is becoming increasingly necessary and crucial for the business world. It does not matter what type of business we’re talking about – everyone, from huge multinational corporations to small business run from home, uses computers now to get the jobs done. Bookkeeping, accounting, orders, shipping and receiving, financial records, customer and client records, product lists and catalogs, and more are all stored on computers and that makes those computers and the data contained on them crucial components of any size enterprise’s day to day operating.

But computers are not infallible. They are subject to crashes, so smart business owners make sure to back up their data in case something like that happens, whether they use an external hard drive or a stack of discs to get the job done. Unfortunately, while that is an important step to take in making sure your business is secure, those external drives and discs are still potentially not secure enough – if a disaster, be it man made or natural, occurs, then not only can the computer itself be ruined, so can those backup drives and storage discs.

And that’s why disaster recovery is extremely important for companies both large and small. “Disaster recovery” refers to the plan that you put into place that will ensure your data and company’s technological infrastructure remains intact or can be put back up and running as quickly as possible in the event of a flood, fire, earthquake, or other type of disaster, as well as man made “disaster,” like mass employee walk-out, accidents, sabotage, a burglary, hackers, and more. If your company does not have a plan like this put together and ready to go, then you risk losing your business if something should happen, and that is not something anyone wants.

To put a good disaster recovery plan into place, you need to identify the most important aspects of your business and the technology it uses and determine what you can afford to lose and what you can’t. If all of your customer records and other important files are contained on one computer, make sure it is all backed up on an external drive, and then go one step further and have it backed up remotely. Offsite and online PC backup services are invaluable resources for the small business, because they ensure that all of your data is safe and sound in another location – often out of state – so that if something happens to the computer and the building it’s in, you can still get access to your data. Further steps to take are to get quality surge protectors that will minimize any damage power surges can inflict on your equipment, getting good fire extinguishers and fire alarms in place, and making sure that all of the computers you use have up to date anti virus software. Depending on the size of your business, you may even want to go so far as to get a backup generator in case power to the building is ever interrupted at a crucial point in time, so everything stays up and running. Being prepared and having a disaster recovery plan put into place will minimize the damage done to your business in the event a disaster occurs.

20 Comments

  • Stephanie McClain April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Advice Disclaimer. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions about your medical condition.

  • Pamella Carroll April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I had an ankle fusion five months ago, and I am having a lot of pain after I walk on it for about an hour. I am waiting for a special shoe to be made, and I am hoping this will help me with my pain.

    I have heard it could take up to a year to be pain free.

  • 234391161 April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Hello Stephanie.
    Just had my surgery on Oct. 25, 2017. You are my journey so easy. It is difficult at times cause I'm so use to doing everything on my own. But my question for you is, I see my big toe is a little stiff, do I need to wait till I come out the cast to start doing movement. I'm just scared my big toe will be stiff for life. Help Me Plz!!

  • stoppingtimee April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Considering this surgery for different reasons but I am scared for the recovery. I already don't have any movement in my ankle so I'm not so worried about that. Just the pain and walking and how different it will be.

    It's been a while since this was posted. How are things now? Do you think you can put out an update video?

  • Shnagle Ragle Girl April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I don't want to get this done ;-;

  • Beth Barone April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Hi Stephanie: Thank you so much for your videos!!!! You are such a brave woman !! Guess we didn't have much choice. I weigh 205 lbs. I see my doc after 2 1/2 weeks for the 1st time. I've been in the big cast and haven't had any weight on it. I hoped the doc will tell me she will put me in a boot, but after watching your video, I'm thinking that isn't gonna happen ! My mom & hubby, who have both had knee replacements told me not to be disappointed because I probably won't be walking on it in a boot for another 6 weeks. You were sent from God to me! I've never had a broken leg, arm. This is a whole new thing for me. Thank you so much !!!!😊🙏🌷🌹

  • TheHypnowill April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Im having ankle fusion surgery on both my ankles. The recovery time is scary. Did the surgery help your pain? Did you get social security disability while recovering?

  • Beth Barone April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Hi Stephanie…..it looks like you put toenail polish on !! There is hope! Day 4 for me ; gloomy out & I'm having an emotionally rough time! Your videos give me hope! ( I'm a medicated bipolar).

  • Savage17 April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    i broke my ankle a little more than a year ago, but my ankle still hurts. the doctor said i can get ankle fusion surgery but my mom doesnt want me to. is ankle fusion surgery worth it??

  • Smokey Bacik April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    how is the walking now? im at week 12 and i am in pain still.. i get swollen too.i use the boot.my other foot, the right, its so bad, i have to fuse that one too.. im going to work in 2 more weeks.. 14 weeks, and i dont know. i keep pushing.. just curious how your foot is doing?

  • Smokey Bacik April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    hi! ok.question..could you go to work week 12?my doc says to go back to work 16 weeks, but now my disabilty people said i go back to work week 12.. ? i havent step on it yet.. and will i be ready in 4 weeks?

  • Smokey Bacik April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    hi! im on week 3 of left foot ankle fusion. in a boot now. i never had the hard cast..but i see the doc and he xrays..and it seems to be doing ok. no pressure yet. i just pivot to go to the bathroom…have you tried swimming yet? and i think he said i may have to go to motion control tennis shoes..did he say the pain will go away? i love your videos! lets me know someone out there has gotten this procedure!

  • Karen Maria April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    It will take time you will get better you take pain pills or just rest?

  • Tiyan Campbell April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    hope its not giving you to much pain

  • Richard Venters Jr April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    just a question was that a tease with your toes

  • Richard Venters Jr April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    just a question was that a tease with your toes

  • Richard Venters Jr April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    How long does the doctor thinks it will take

  • Richard Venters Jr April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    You still have pain when. why is that

  • Richard Venters Jr April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    thanks for the update. I see your feet

  • Diego Tañafranca April 17, 2018 at 10:20 am

    really feel the pain of it. I subbed you channel, you can check out my stuffs too if you have time and maybe subscribe. Thanks 🙂

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