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You Need to Plan for the Worst and Hope for the Best

You Need to Plan for the Worst and Hope for the Best

Hope can be a big part of a person’s notion to start their own business. Needless to say, that entrepreneurial hope doesn’t always consider that there will be a global pandemic that grinds the operational effectiveness that you’ve spent years building to a halt. Hope does, however, play a big part in the creation of a business continuity plan. Today, we’ll briefly discuss why you should never lose hope and how being prepared stems from the same notion as starting a business.

Business continuity used to be as simple as making sure that you have a contingency for every analogue system that your business uses in the course of doing business. As the workplace has gotten more digital, however, business continuity has had to take into account the immense amount of stress one failing system can have over the other digital systems that your business relies on. This shift makes it imperative that you plan ahead. 

The strategy for planning is about the same. You need to do a complete assessment of who uses what, how those particular tasks will be affected by sustained downtime and find solutions to mitigate the consequences of them. The difference is that, unlike traditional workflows, digital systems are there to enhance efficiency and are typically deployed throughout an organization, so if one sees an outage, it will likely touch more of the business. 

That’s exactly why a backup and disaster recovery platform is a must-have when setting up your business’ continuity plan. Not only can you control which files are backed up, but you can also control how they are backed up, where they are stored, and in doing so, will be adding a significant contingency plan if a situation arises that takes down a core piece of your IT infrastructure. 

Another major point of emphasis when creating a continuity plan is how to stay transparent. Situations that arise that could alter schedules or negatively affect consumer data, could really put your company in a bind if you don’t have a plan on how to get that information to the people that need to know. 

When disaster strikes, you will need to have this plan in order and ready to go. You will want to appoint strategic points of contact that will, in turn, notify their subordinates and customers if a situation dictates. This means having reliable communication options that won’t keep your people and your customers in the dark. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a trying time for a lot of people, and if your business didn’t have a continuity plan in place, there is a good chance that the future won’t be as kind to your business as if you had a comprehensive plan. 

If you would like help adjusting your continuity plan or if you need help with your business’ IT, call the IT professionals at HUB Technology Solutions today at 204-772-8822 or 1-833-847-0725.

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