Why Businesses Are Creating a Recovery Infrastructure

July 2, 2018


Aside from natural disasters, there are many other reasons that companies and businesses should require a disaster recovery plan in the event something may occur. In the corporate world, there is an increased reliance on computer networks, databases and online services more than ever which adds a great deal of vulnerability and possibility for loss of data. There may be a disaster in the form of an unexpected virus, network outage, internet outage, or malfunctioning equipment at any moment in time. A company or business cannot expect 24/7 access to these online services without some risk for disaster at some point. Luckily, there are several ways any size company or business can recover through business communication products and services.

In order to have the most success and recovery, a company or business must be sure to:

Define goals:

• Minimize the physical and financial damage caused by the unplanned event or disaster.

• Restoring business operations immediately.

• Protect vital resources such as equipment, data and documents.

Create a plan:

• Assign a Team.

• Consider Your Risks and Identify threats.

• Determine the impact of being out of business for X amount of time.

• Identify Key Suppliers and Customers.

• Find an Alternate Location.

• Coordinate Communications.

• Protect Your Important Data by Taking Preventative Measures.

• Put Your Plan on Paper.

• Develop an Escalation Plan.

• Practice and Update the Plan.

Even though there have been public disasters in recent years, according to the disaster recovery site, only approximately 50 percent of companies say they have a disaster recovery plan in place. However, it is typical to spend up to 25 percent of your IT budget on disaster recovery plans. Companies and employees can reap the benefits of a disaster recovery plan and eliminate the headache when any data is lost. With a recovery plan, businesses will be sustained and revenue will not decline as is usually expected after a crisis. It can be very common to go out of business as a result of not having a recovery plan. According to industry analysts from 4 Service Inc., two out of every five businesses that experience disaster will go out of business within five years. Most importantly, everyone wants to avoid the potential failure of the business in the face of an unforeseen, catastrophic event! As you can see, it is definitely a smart idea to have a plan in place in order to provide security and prevent stress because of financial loss!


  • Mey Kasahara July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    And one more question. Hope that it is not too much from one person :). My OCD theme is connected to special place. And when I am there, I of course get more OCD thoughts(which I am totally ignoring now). But when I am home or in my comfort zone, I have much less ocd thoughts. So my question is: when I am in my comfort zone, should i think about these ocd thoughts to make ERP? Or is it enough that I don't avoid that OCD place? Hope you understand what I mean 😀 English is not my native language 🙂

  • R Merto July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    I'm very worried my sister was killed in a motorcycle accident and anything that good could have came from her or anything good in my life I'm worried that I could have came from her and I'm to the point where I can't even function really at all

  • Mey Kasahara July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Hello Ali! Thank you for your work! I wanted to ask. I am not reacting to my ocd theme (false memory) for 3-4 days now, and now I am less anxious when thought comes, but I have noticed that I got a little bit depressed and sad. Like anxiety is changing for depression. Is it normal in recovery? Thank you very much! Best wishes!

  • ThatQuirkyGirl July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Hello Ali, the thoughts are going away slowly but I get this feeling I can’t really describe like a mix of depression and my mind not knowing what to do without the thoughts. When I’m working it’s better but when I’m not it gets worse. What should I do?

  • theantichristZD July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Hello Ali, my situation is that i suffered intensely for the past almost 3 years, now I believe I understand what I have to do recover but i feel like I'm too desperate to recover, mainly because of the amount of suffering I endured and because I lost interest in other things in life. This is why I feel too much pressure to do the disregarding correctly. Can you give me some advice on how to change this?

  • London Paris July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    I keep rotating between trying to practice the recovery method of just dismissing as ocd and then finding the “real” way things happened vs what ocd is telling me. When I get fed up or feel trapped I say ok I’m just disregarding as ocd but then the “feared” just sits there and brews and me saying it’s ocd feels useless without an explanation. I don’t want to live my life feeling like the “feared” is always there and at best it’s a maybe. Also when I say it’s ocd on this i don’t get that long term reassurance. What do I need to do to overcome this?

  • Miruna-Denisa Sandu July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Hey, Ali! How can you stop the thoughts from returning?

  • Steven Stinson July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Ali! Thanks for the info as always! I have a question.. Not sure if its something you covered..my ocd usually boils down to whatever is the most important thing to me at the time of course. Right now its my job. I usually have to practice and always prepare, but then i get a lot of ocd thoughts pertaining to said job. I feel like im recovering but then my thoughts keep switching but still pertaining to my job. How does one deal with ocd thoughts although my job requires me to analyze things and prepare and practice? If that makes sense

  • Jess mita July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Please post testimonials! Maybe by the different themes !

  • Stella Alaka July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Hey Ali I recently made a big mistake and I'm ruminating about it and scared of the consequences and the what if this happens and that need your advise thanks for your amazing videos

  • Jess mita July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Ali, as someone with sexual orientation ocd I sometimes obsess over finding a partner in the future and telling them that I’ve suffered from this type of ocd or currently am , and them leaving me for it or freaking out. Do you think it’s harder for people with ocd to maintain relationships and marriages ?

  • nono sas July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    does ruminating about the fact that i have ocd and feeling sad for myself because of it ,also sends a signal to the brain and thus makes ocd stronger? does it count as ruminating ?like when im with my friends i cant help but think about how i feel and how lucky they are because they dont feel ocd .the thing is when i dont have an intrusive thought i still feel uncomfortable and that i need to think about my situation.
    Also I ask myself why did I overreact to a thought which I know I had before and that I didn't pay attention to. I know you can say that it's because I was overly stressed that time but even before i had ocd, if I was stressed I didn't get stuck on a thought.
    Thank you Ali for your help .

  • dod 22 July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you very much Ali
    Using your method i am almost recovered from a very bad Pure O

  • Parmajit Kaur July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you Ali xxxxx

  • neelam bhardwaj July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Hi Ali…thanx for helping us.I have multiple theme ocd .The worst one is academic ocd wherein i am very slow in studying bcz of the compulsions to check if i read it correct.I am much better by following your advice.Its improving but family doesnt know about my ocd and they say you cant excel so leave the study part. They think i am not competent but its not true.I am recovering but it will take time.Meanwhile due to this constant opionion of family i am too much stressed.How to deal with this.Please help.

  • Seamstress July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    I would advise people in recovery to not even think about how long it will take to recover. Just focus on the recovery and it will take as long as it takes. Doing so is just another pressure that you don't need, especially if you are a competitive person or a person that trys to do everything right. I did better when I stopped comparing my recovery time with "how long I thought it should take" My recovery has been slower and that is okay too.

  • Wes Crawford July 2, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you again for all of your answers and helping so many people!! Can you give a step by step plan for someone who deals with pure o thoughts after a feared situation occurs. And can you please help me know what I should do when people are passing by me and I’m afraid they may touch my privates? I don’t want to just stand there and if it happens it happens because my ocd goes crazy and starts saying for me to move and why didn’t I move. And then before they pass me by I always know they are about to pass me and then the feelings of I want them to touch me come in and the actual GR happens and then I usually block my privates. Thanks for your response!!

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