As the country slowly recovers from the destruction left from the hurricanes Harvey and Irma, more and more businesses are turning to their IT teams to ensure their business-critical communications are up and running. According to Forbes, “IT professionals and CIOs are the new “superheroes” we call upon during extraordinary circumstances…” As the country embarks upon rebuilding this is a time where many businesses will either sink or swim.
Disaster recovery and resiliency strategies allow your communications to remain intact when brick and mortar fail. Being able to have employees work remotely or at a new location without skipping a heartbeat is the difference between a business thriving or losing money during a natural disaster. Here are a few things to consider when you are developing a business continuity plan:
- If you have an on-premise phone system, consider having a back up in the cloud or a data center for redundancy.
- Keep in mind you can virtualize your voice for active and standby servers to ensure you are always up and running.
- Unified Communications allow your employees to utilize their personal devices as a soft phone and work remotely. They can easily work anywhere using any device.
If you need assistance with developing a disaster recovery plan give us a call. We've been in business for over 26 years and work exclusively with a single manufacturer to design voice networks. Our technicians have on average 14 years of experience and are 100% Mitel certified.