One of the most important reasons that V1 VoIP gives both customers and resellers for deploying a cloud based system is natural disaster preparedness. Whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake, lightning strike, tornado, or flood, natural disasters occur and it’s important that your business know how to handle them when they do.
Because all business-related data is stored virtually so that when a disaster occurs such as a fire or a flood, the data is not lost. The cloud stores all the client contact details virtually where no disaster can attack it. No doubt, using cloud services for disaster recovery could save your company. The key for natural disaster preparedness is knowing how to keep the business running (continuity) and how to restore everything to normal (recovery).
Here are some of the questions V1 VoIP encourages it’s resellers to ask their business customers:
1. What types of disasters are likely to happen in your geographic area? Are you in California dealing with earthquakes or in Florida where they have hurricanes. The type of disaster you might deal with will determine many different things.
2. What data, hardware and software are essential for operations? Essential meaning what will keep you up and running.
3. What security and corporate compliance regulations affect your business? What is the chain of command for vital business decisions?
4. Which employees, partners and customers must have access? Add to that, what specifically do those people need access to? What resources will staff need to keep working from alternate locations?
With this information in hand, you can establish robust backup, document and test restore procedures, and train staff. Don’t be caught when the cloud turns into a rain cloud, talk to V1 VoIP today about your natural disaster preparations and never experience a disruption during an emergency.