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Natural Disasters Underscore Need for Business Continuity Plans

We don’t exactly live in tornado alley like those in Oklahoma, but Louisville has seen its fair share of weather-related disasters over the year. A recent article from SecurityInfoWatch.com notes that this ongoing threat underscores the need for businesses to have a business continuity plan.

The story states that often records managers get bogged down in day-to-day business concerns and never seem to find the time to create a business continuity plan. One consultant also said she comes across many enterprises that have begun to create a business continuity plan, but never finish them.

Caroline Hamilton, president of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based security consulting firm Risk and Security, LLC, told SecurityInfoWatch.com that, “Disaster (planning) is probably about 25 percent of what you do [as a data manager] and making sure you can recover no matter what happens is really, really critical.”

She also said business continuity plans need to be updated annually, at the very least.

So what would happen to your critical data in the event a major tornado or other storm caused critical damage to your company’s offices? Are your records stored safely? If not, isn’t it time to consider creating or updating your business continuity plan?

The Data Vault can help. Contact us at 502.244.1151 or by filling out this short contact form.

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