Business Continuity Plan Article from eMazzanti Technologies

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eMazzanti Technologies serving the Hoboken, New Jersey and New York City areas publishes a new article entitled: “A Business Continuity Plan Gives You One less Thing to Worry About”

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Many businesses caught un-prepared paid a heavy-price their procrastination.

Hoboken, New Jersey ¬- (Vocus) Sept 19, 2013 When a business’s data is compromised, it’s just a matter of time before the business is seriously affected as a new article eMazzanti Technologies, an IT support and network consulting firm, explains. The article is called: A Business Continuity Plan Gives You One less Thing to Worry About. Of course, the cause of the data problem, man-made or natural disaster, doesn’t really matter. In the end a business is going to be dramatically affected.

A full version of the article can be found here.

“The importance of having a business continuity plan in place was never clearer than when Hurricane Sandy proved to be the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of 2012 according to the US National Weather Service," noted Jennifer Mazzanti, president, eMazzanti Technologies. “Many businesses caught un-prepared paid a heavy-price their procrastination.”

As far as protecting your business is concerned, a business continuity plan is also the least expensive option for small companies because it costs virtually nothing to produce. Utilizing tools such as HP {e}Care Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services through IT partners like eMazzanti Technologies, and putting the plan into practice, will dramatically improve a company’s chances of continuing operations during a significant event.

Putting a plan in place
In layman’s terms, the plan details how employees can go about their daily jobs and communicate in the event of a disaster or emergency. Here is an abbreviated look at how a small or medium-sized business can establish a business continuity plan:
◦Document and backup key internal personnel
◦Identify employees who can telecommute
◦Document external contacts and critical equipment

◦Identify critical documents, contingency equipment options and secondary office locations
◦Make a list of who should do what and when
◦Communicate and test the plan
◦Review, revise and revise again

Small and Medium Businesses Particularly Vulnerable
Like it or not, small and medium-sized businesses are more susceptible to catastrophic data loss. Not because they’re necessarily unprepared for a disaster, but because they’re inappropriately prepared.

And it’s not all about fires and tornadoes, either. A simple errant keystroke could lead to the introduction of a virus or worm, in turn, leading to the corruption or deletion of thousands of files.

Limited budgets often mean businesses are coming up with insufficient ways to keep their data stored—if they’re storing it at all. External hard drives, USB/flash memory sticks, and even CDs and DVDs are just some of the ways that small and medium businesses are storing data. The obvious problems with these “solutions” is that few—if any—are satisfactory methods should a disaster occur.

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About eMazzanti Technologies
eMazzanti Technologies’ team of trained, certified experts provide 24x7 outsourced IT support to help ensure business productivity, address challenges of growth, cloud computing, mobility, critical business continuity and disaster recovery demands. The consultancy has special expertise in manufacturing, distribution, retail, financial, architectural, engineering, construction, government, educational, legal services, accounting, marketing communications, and healthcare market segments, while maintaining high customer satisfaction levels. Flexible support plans range from fixed-fee, around-the-clock network management where eMazzanti functions as an extension of a businesses’ IT staff to a custom-solution provided on an as-needed basis. eMazzanti serves the Hoboken, NJ and NYC area markets as well as regional, national and international business support requirements. The IT firm is Microsoft's 2012 Partner of the Year and on-going Gold Partner, Microsoft Northeast Region Partner of the Year, a four-time recipient of WatchGuard's Partner of the Year and has achieved the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row. Download the free article: How to Select an IT Provider. More than 400 companies trust their IT support needs to eMazzanti Technologies. For more information contact: Carl Mazzanti 201-360-4400 or emazzanti.net. Twitter: @emazzanti, Facebook: Facebook.com/emazzantitechnologies.

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