Businesses rely upon having connectivity and the data that they generate on a day to day basis. When a disaster strikes, this could all be wiped out. Is your business prepared for disaster? Read this guest blog from our partners at CallTower to learn more about disaster recovery.

What is disaster recovery?

Cloud computing has countless benefits, from elasticity and scalability, to being a cost effective use of a firm’s resources. But the most important benefit is the safety and security of your firm’s information. Disasters can strike anywhere, at any time and can arrive in many different forms.  While disasters devastate communities, homes and personal property, it can also compromise your organization’s valuable information technology.  From natural disasters to terror attacks, small and large businesses alike can suffer from unexpected downtime with no warning.  Disaster Recovery keeps your business running uninterrupted during a system failure.

Disasters come in many forms

Disasters can come in many forms, but they all can have devastating effects.  From Hurricane Sandy to severe weather outbreaks, it is vital that your company is protected.  When Hurricane Sandy struck the northeastern coast of the United States millions of businesses and homes lost power, 2.6 million in New Jersey alone.  In the severe outbreak of 2011 a “Derecho” (a significant line of severe storms) tracked from Iowa to Washington, D.C., bringing with it 100 mph winds to an area over 750 miles.  This storm left millions without power over a significant area of the country.  If your organization was struck by a similar disaster and lost power, would you be prepared?  Ensure the safety and security of your data with cloud computing.

Hosted cloud technology

Microsoft Skype for Business and  were Cisco Call Delivery Plus are designed with Disaster Recovery plans in mind. The Skype for Business app ensures your business follows you wherever you are, by using your favorite mobile device.  Call Delivery Plus is a Cisco free feature that will automatically forward all calls to an alternative line when a phone connection is lost due to circuit, internet, or power failure.