From computer viruses to server breakdowns, power cuts to loss of phones and snowed in staff members - something disruptive will inevitably happen to you eventually
Manchester (PRWEB UK) 11 April 2013
An article on business website, Find the Edge, has revealed the importance of taking steps to guarantee business continuity – even in the most testing circumstances.
Written by expert panellist, Emma Roberts, the article explores the dangers businesses face from uncontrollable threats, and the best ways to prepare for these.
She said: "From computer viruses to server breakdowns, power cuts to loss of phones and snowed in staff members - something disruptive will inevitably happen to you eventually."
"You may not be able to predict these disasters, but you can ensure their effects don’t cripple your organisation, damage the service you provide, and ultimately hit your bottom line."
Roberts then explains some simple and cost effective steps that can be taken to prepare for these issues, and limit the damage they will cause.
Among these is the need to set up remote email accounts, back up key documents both on site and off site, and to communicate plans effectively, so everyone knows what their role is when emergency strikes.
She says one of the best ways to prepare for potential issues is to visualise how a disaster would affect the company.
"If your building burned down overnight, how would you get your business up and running again in the shortest time possible?
"By thinking the unthinkable, you can create a workable plan for almost any eventuality."
The full article can be viewed here: http://www.findtheedge.co.uk/technology/security/what-if-planning-ahead-to-keep-your-business-going.
Emma Roberts is the head of the support services team at White Horse Employment, where she oversees marketing, IT, systems, finance and legal compliance. More about her can be read here: http://www.findtheedge.co.uk/expert-panelist/emma-roberts.
Kenny Goodman, founder of Find the Edge said: "It's tempting to leave asking difficult questions like these until tomorrow.
"Disaster can strike at any time, however, and having a solid plan of action to deal with it will reassure everyone within an organisation."
Find the Edge is a business website that provides information, news and advice from business leaders across the UK.