Disasters happen. Be prepared.
Have you ever faced flooding at your office? Or the hospitalization of a key executive following a car accident? Even the loss of a computer server can create a crisis. The time to plan for a disaster is long before it happens. An earthquake or an attack by an armed former employee can’t always be predicted, but a proactive business continuity strategy can keep your business moving forward.
Your overall business strategy isn’t driven by reactive, seat-of-the-pants thinking. Your disaster recovery strategy shouldn’t be, either.
What is a disaster?
Anything that seriously threatens your business continuity, operations or reputation calls for proactive disaster planning.
Natural disasters, such as earthquakes and tornadoes, can threaten your operations directly or disrupt your supply chain or offshore operations.
Manmade disasters can take many forms. An employee who fears termination can bring a gun to work or stalk his boss. A former spouse can come to your workplace with the intent to assault or kill. A traveling executive can be kidnapped, employees traveling overseas can be exposed to a contagion, or terrorists can target one of your facilities.
All of these events have one thing in common: Proactive planning can mitigate the threat.