With the recent earthquake in Mexico, a hurricane in Puerto Rico and flooding in Texas and Florida, companies are reviewing their disaster recovery plans—or lack of them. If your company does not have a disaster recovery plan, now might be the time to create one before disaster strikes.
Disaster recovery planning should include two parts: a business continuity plan and technology recovery strategies. While your business continuity plan considers whether you can—or should—stay in the same location and how to handle remaining inventory, your technology recovery strategy deals with how to restore hardware, applicat, ons and data in time to meet the needs of your business recovery.
It’s important to keep an up-to-date backup of your data in an off-site storage location. This will be invaluable for data recovery if your business location is destroyed. When your hardware is once again up and running, you will be able to pick up where you left off with your database.
One option that may provide easier and quicker access to your data is using the cloud. iMaint EAM software offers the opportunity to use the cloud environment, where users can access all types of files, use applications as though they were in the office, and even collaborate remotely while working on the same project or presentation on their device as someone on the other side of the globe. Even if you’re away from work or your office and servers are inaccessible, data in the cloud is always up-to-date and always available. Cloud computing also syncs data for all devices connected to the cloud, keeping them updated with real-time information.
Another option that will keep your business data safe and immediately accessible is iMaint Online. With this option, your database is hosted and maintained with a national telecom provider. Residing in a secure server site, your data has a guaranteed uptime on industry standard Intel-based servers. So, when your business is ready to resume, your data will be ready also without your IT department having to set up servers and re-configure multiple
DPSI offers industry-leading computerized maintenance management software (CMMS) and unparalleled customer service. We’re big enough to provide you with solutions that meet your organization’s needs, yet small enough to remember your name and deliver service with a personal touch. And if your company does suffer a natural disaster, rest assured you can contact DPSI when it is feasible and we will assist you in any way we can.