Why Companies Should Develop a Business Continuity Plan

The maintenance of a business goes beyond just day to day management. How does a business enhance its odds of longevity? By implementing an effective continuity strategy. Since the needs of a company vary, so to must the strategy in order to reflect this fact. At NuEdge Communications we understand the need for business owners to protect their company, and offer solutions designed to ensure continuity, in the event of a potential disaster.

Disaster Recovery for your Business

When you know what the risks are, you can better manage/prevent them. So, what are potential business disasters? Canada’s Department of Public Safety outlined them as follows:

  • Natural disasters such as tornadoes, floods, blizzards, earthquakes and fire
  • Accidents
  • Sabotage
  • Power and energy disruptions
  • Communications, transportation, safety and service sector failure
  • Environmental disasters such as pollution and hazardous materials spills
  • Cyber attacks and hacker activity

A good business continuity strategy is tailored to meet the needs of the company it’s made for. For example, a company that deals primarily with big data will require a plan that puts a strong focus on cyberattacks and hacker activity protection. This enhances the overall integrity of the business; by considering potential threats, how they can affect operations and safeguarding against them, there will be increased confidence for employees, partners and all associated members of the business. It also offers peace of mind to their respective clients; knowing that the company that provides particular products/services has your best interest at heart, and also has contingencies in place in the event of the worst is very reassuring.

Planning for the Future

When you fail to plan, you plan to fail; waiting until it’s raining to buy an umbrella is never a good idea. It’s impossible to know if/when a disaster will ever occur, but it’s crucial to plan for one beforehand anyway. At NuEdge Communications our mobility tools, redundant systems, and hosted PBX are a few of the tools we can provide to ensure your business stays afloat, under any circumstance. We will work closely with your business to develop the perfect strategy tailored specifically to your needs. Learn more about our disaster recovery/business continuity solutions and contact us to schedule a consultation today.

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