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The term ‘natural disaster’ conjures up visions of towering waves and flaming asteroids bearing down upon populous cities. From volcanic eruptions to city-levelling earthquakes, Hollywood has done it all, seemingly unconcerned with scientific accuracy or the destruction of society as we know it.
And like the characters in those movies, we in the real world are often woefully unprepared for the damage a natural or physical disaster can wreak upon infrastructure. This is especially true for businesses and their IT ecosystems. Because when vital, operational systems are connected and interdependent, it takes just one catastrophe to cripple the network and bring a business to its knees.
From flooding and fire to earthquakes, hurricanes and electric storms, there are a number of external dangers a business needs to prepare for. Risk assessment — such as taking location and historical weather patterns into account — helps management put the relevant contingencies in place to ensure important data is not lost, nor security breached. Here are a few disasters a company needs to prepare for:
A catastrophic case in point:
Last year, severe flooding in Queensland caused over $1 billion in damage, with the city of Townsville losing approximately $606 million. This widespread deluge has resulted in businesses having to pick up the pieces, both literally and figuratively.
By putting the following measures in place, a business can protect itself against the worst:
The only way to implement a robust disaster recovery plan is to assess your IT strengths and weaknesses. To help you, we’ve created a handy tool that will give you an idea of the strength of your infrastructure.
Click here and find out how disaster-ready your business really is.
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