Giant cloud structure of a hurricane as seen from the space, depicting a hurricane preparedness concept

As we wake up this morning to the devastating news of Hurricane Florence’s destruction in the Carolinas, we are reminded of the stark reality that we’re one Hurricane away from having our lives and businesses affected by a disaster.

That said, you may be surprised to learn that as many as 75% of small businesses do not have a business continuity or disaster recovery plan in place to ensure they can recover & restore operations quickly.

You see, Disaster Recovery Planning is one of those “important, not urgent” action items that gets pushed to the back burner. Let’s face it… no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less planning for them. According to Touche & Ross, 90% of business without a disaster recovery plan will fail after a disaster.

One of the most valuable assets of any company is its data. Hardware and software can easily be replaced, but a company’s data cannot! According to the US Bureau of Labor, 93% of businesses that experience a data disaster go out of business within five years!

Since September is National Disaster Preparedness Month and we are also in the midst of Hurricane Season, we wanted to give you a quick “brush up” on some simple things you can (and should) be doing to make sure your company is ready for any natural disaster.

Back Up Your Data Remotely

Everyone knows that data should be backed up daily, but many people still use in-house backup systems that will get damaged in a natural disaster or fire and can easily be stolen. We recommend backing up all data to an off-site location, and we offer this as a service to our clients.

Use A Quality Surge Protector with Uninterruptible Power Supply Battery

A high-quality surge protector combined with an uninterruptible power supply battery backup will go a long way in protecting sensitive electronic equipment from surges and other electronic irregularities that can destroy your computer’s circuitry.

Make Sure Your Servers Are Off the Floor or In the Cloud

If your office gets flooded, having your equipment off the floor will prevent it from being destroyed. Server racks can be purchased and installed very inexpensively. Alternatively, consider moving your critical server equipment to the cloud and be protected no matter the weather!

Have a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan

Every business should have some type of plan in place for continued operation after a disaster. Would people know where to go? Who to call? How to log in and access data remotely? Hopefully, you’ll never need it but having a simple plan will make you sleep a lot easier at night knowing you have a way to continue to operate when disaster strikes.

Don’t lose everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve in an instant!

Our Free Guide, “12 Disaster Planning Essentials for Business IT Networks: What You Need to Know to Avoid Losing Everything in an Instant” will be a real eye-opening for you and contains important information that can literally “save your business” in the event of a server crash, natural disaster, virus attack, or digital disaster.

Free Guide: Disaster Planning for Business IT Networks

Every business should have some type of plan in place for continued operation after a disaster. Hopefully, you’ll never need it, but having a simple plan will make you sleep a lot easier at night knowing you have a way to continue to operate when disaster strikes.

This report will reveal 12 important planning strategies you should have in place now to protect yourself from common data-erasing disasters including natural hazards, human error, cybercriminals, hardware failure, software corruption, and other IT failures.

Disaster Planning Report


Need Help Implementing The 12 Disaster Planning Essentials Outlined in the Guide? Call us for A FREE Disaster Recovery Audit & Assessment of your IT Network?Aurora InfoTech is a premier managed services provider specializing in both network security and information technology. Give us a call today at (407) 995-6766 to discuss your network disaster recovery & security needs, and to learn more on how best we can secure your business IT network.

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Roy Richardson

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Roy Richardson is a co-founder, Managing Partner, and CTO of Aurora InfoTech LLC, a leading Cybersecurity & IT consulting firm in Orlando, Florida. He is also a co-author of the Amazon Bestselling book, "Hack Proof Your Business", a Cybersecurity guide for business owners & executive leadership.

Roy has 20+ years of executive management & engineering experience in the Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Telecommunication industries. The vast experience he gained over the course of his career has given him a unique perspective that allows him to relate to a broad spectrum of business & technology challenges.