Posted by: on April 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm

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Michigan’s “interesting” weather can sometimes turn severe. Prepare now for business continuity and disaster recovery.

April 16-22 is Severe Weather Awareness Week here in lovely Michigan. We truly have it easy here in the Mitten State, with very little risk of big disaster-makers like earthquakes and hurricanes.

However, severe weather is a seasonal possibility, with risks for your family, home, and business.

If you’ve been in the state for more than a year, you’ve experienced some of the crazy weather we get. Blizzards, thunderstorms, ice, tornadoes – sometimes all in the same week.

Fires and plumbing leaks can happen to anyone. And, yes, once in a while, we get an unprecedented wind storm or a 100-year flood. So, even though Michigan avoids some of the more intense natural events, it’s good to know what to do to help keep your business going, and to have a plan to recover from a worst-case scenario.

Take a look at these articles we’ve run previously, gathered in one handy location in recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Week:

Backup & Disaster Recovery Let’s cut to the chase. If you just can’t, or won’t, or don’t have time to put together a comprehensive business disaster recovery plan, at least look into one of our offsite backup and storage options for your business data.

How the Cloud Saved Our Business We lost power, internet and phones during the March 2017 windstorm, yet we were able to keep working due to our Cloud network. Find out what happens when the Cloud stops being a theory, and becomes something you absolutely must rely on in order to get things done.

Don’t Let Summer Heat Fry Your Server (or Your Profits!) Seven simple things you can do to prevent your server and network equipment from overheating and crashing this summer.

Warm? Weather Reminders This post was originally written last April. It was warming up nicely, then suddenly got cold again, like pretty much every April in Michigan. In a similar vein to the above post, here are 4 simple moves that can protect your computer equipment during the warmer months.

Is Disaster Recovery Planning Giving You a Headache?Why business continuity is an important part of running a Michigan business.

What Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know About Data Backup Why backups are critical to any disaster recovery plan, and a couple of different methods to consider.

Is planning business continuity and disaster recovery for your computer network too much on your plate? We can help you plan and implement a comprehensive continuity and disaster recovery strategy for your business computer network. We’re here to act as your IT department. Please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss how we can help you prepare for severe weather and other disasters.

Forecast image via Weather Underground.

 

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