No one likes to think about bad things happening, especially in their business. But the fact is, you have to plan for it and one of the ways you can do so is to have an IT disaster plan toolkit.
Afterall, one of our sayings around here is: “IT isn’t expensive; IT disasters are.”
So, what do you need in your IT disaster plan toolkit? Here are three things to consider. Read on:
A backup plan
This might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised at how many businesses don’t have an IT disaster plan toolkit in place to regularly and securely backup data. There are many different and secure ways to back up and store your company’s critical data from hardware to off-site cloud-based systems. You just need something in case of a breech or failure in your network.
And you need it to be working all the time.
Your IT disaster plan toolkit should have some solid lists and inventory. You’ll need a list of hardware, applications, contact information and vendors.
It should also list everyone in your organization and their roles and responsibilities during an IT disaster. Having this all handy, updated and stored safely will help eliminate downtime should the worst occur.
It’ll also make sure your organization knows who is in charge of what and who to look at for decisions.
When disaster strikes, knowing how to communicate with your staff and clients or customers is critical. And planning exactly how that is going to happen is key because you don’t want to be scrambling or caught unaware.
Depending on the type of IT disaster, your email or phone systems could be compromised, so you’ll need a backup plan in place.
If your business needs help with its IT disaster plan toolkit, we are here to answer your questions. Contact us today!