Why is disaster planning for businesses a great New Year’s resolution?

The new year is a great time to reflect and evaluate life personally and professionally.  This affords us the opportunity to look at things we sometimes don’t have time to examine because the pace of life in this day and age.  One of the things that gets easily overlooked is disaster planning for businesses.

With all of the hectic planning and preparation for the inevitable. . .like the holiday rush at the end of the year then tax planning early the next year we forget to consider planning for the unexpected.  Eventually in life the unexpected happens.  Luckily, a stitch in time will save nine.

If you’re struggling with coming up with a good new year’s resolution this year, how about disaster planning for your business.  Sure it may not sound as cool as losing weight or spending more time with family but if you’re prepared for disaster recovery before it happens then you’ll have more time to exercise and spend with family when it eventually does happen.

Disaster planning isn’t just about planning for macro level geo political events and large scale natural catastrophes.  It can be a disaster as minute as a broken pipe in your building or an electrical surge in your neighborhood.  Usually disasters strike at the most inconvenient time and in the most unlikely way.  Disaster planning for businesses does take time, energy and money but the peace of mind it offers is priceless.

Fortunately, there are a lot of options for data backup and recovery that can be customized to fit anyone’s needs.  Advancements continue to be made in this field offering even more exciting options to come.  Cloud computing, VMware, and virtualization are expanding the way our society stores and protects data exponentially; there are even more incredible developments coming in the next few years.

If you feel overwhelmed with the disaster planning process there are companies that specialize in helping people like you.  We recognize you have a choice when it comes to hiring consultants and we would be honored to have the opportunity to assist you while developing your disaster plan.  So this year break the mold and set a new year’s resolution to prepare for the unexpected and if you’d like a little help please contact us.