According to the Institute for Business and Home Safety, 25 percent of businesses close their doors for good after a major disaster in their area.
As an entrepreneur, you have invested significant time and money in building your business. Still you may not have considered the importance of protecting it with a continuity plan in the face of a natural disaster.
Read on to learn the importance of a business continuity plan for your engineering company.
Staying on Top of The Competition
It is important that your business continuity plan accounts for the evolving world of the engineering industry.
Otherwise, your business is at risk of becoming obsolete to your customers. Your plan should be evaluated regularly to ensure that it keeps your engineering company’s business model relevant.
This process includes a review of technological advancements in your field and the ways to function in the event of a long-term disaster recovery.
For example, does your IT continuity plan include a way to protect sensitive electronic information? Do you have a plan in place to operate your business in the event of a long-term power outage?
These are some important questions you must answer to have the most effective plan in place.
Take Steps Towards Data Backup
In today’s digital age, electronic data is crucial to businesses across the globe.
An engineering company typically stores copious amounts of data and other files in an electronic format. That is because these documents are easier to access and transport electronically.
Despite this convenience, you must ensure that you properly backup these electronic files.
The Data Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) equipment provided by Sagacent Technologies protects your business. That is because your data is backed up and stored all in one place – an offsite cloud – for you to access.
This process helps to protect your data while also ensuring that you do not store the same file in multiple places.
Proper Training to Ensure Smooth Operation
Business continuity planning also means ensuring you have trained your employees properly long before a disaster strikes.
Your business recovery plan should contemplate regularly scheduled disaster relief training.
This training will help you teach your employees how to handle operations after a disaster. It will also give your leadership an opportunity to test these procedures to ensure they operate effectively. If not, you can make adjustments before disaster actually strikes.
Wrapping Up: The Importance of a Business Continuity Plan
A business continuity plan should take a serious look at the threats to your business in the event of a disaster in the workplace.
At Sagacent Technologies, we are a dedicated team of professionals based in San Jose, California. We are a leading provider of technology solutions that works with small and medium-sized companies.
We take pride in being proactive and responsive to your needs – 24/7, 365 days a year. We work together with your business to identify your needs, while thinking outside the box to protect you.
Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you!
Sagacent Technologies offers technology management and support, including proactive/preventative maintenance, onsite and offsite data back-ups, network and security audits, mobility solutions, disaster planning and emergency business resumption services. The company serves clients of 10 to 150 employees within the Silicon Valley region.