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February 8, 2017

Are You Prepared For A Disaster?

Disasters come in all forms, shapes and sizes.  A disaster can be a hard drive failure with critical information that has been hopelessly lost or it can be a major disaster such as your building burning to the ground.  Natural disasters such as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and other acts of Mother Nature can wreak havoc on electrical systems and phone lines.

Do you have a plan to keep your business up and running?  Obviously, cloud based reservations and accounting systems keep your data safely in the clouds and natural disasters don’t cause a shut down.  Operations can be moved to another location.  Do you have a system in place to quickly transfer incoming calls to another location or line?  Remote call-forwarding is a really cheap insurance policy to have on your telephone account.  For less than $5 a month, you can remotely forward your calls from any place in the world to any other place in the world.

For those of you operating your business with computer based systems with hard drives, back-ups are a must!  But, the backup needs to be emailed offsite or in a cloud-based storage site rather than stored in the same building.  There are many services out there that basically rent you a space in their cloud.  If your building burns down, obviously your onsite backup data burns up as well.  So many people are diligent about doing regular backups but don’t store them properly for devastation.  In fact, most people think they are doing their backup in case their computer crashes.

Power outages can wreak havoc on computer systems and telephone systems.  Investing in a battery back-up system for your mission critical devices such as servers, phone KSU’s (the computer of the phone system) and printers should all be connected to a battery back-up system that gives you at least 15 minutes to implement your disaster procedures such as powering down your equipment, rerouting calls and handling any business transactions or service that was in progress at the time of the outage.

Chosen Payments is part of The Chosen Group.  The Chosen Group also operates the Chosen Technology Group (CTG).  We are able to provide you with disaster planning service, recovery tools and advice on how to protect your business from being interrupted by a disaster.  For more information about CTG visit our website at www.chosentechgroup.com or call us at 844-283-0100.

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