In case of disaster

A nieghborhood in Louisiana is flooded after Hurricane Katrina. Only the roofs of the houses are visible above the water.

Image from FEMA Photo Library

Hurricane season is here, and forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are predicting an above-average season in the Atlantic this year. As with any disaster predicted to strike an area, there is always plenty to do to prepare. Below are some tips to consider when it comes to protecting yourself, your family, your business, and your equipment if bad weather is headed your way.

  • Get on the cloud. Using the cloud for business telephone and IT services can keep your business going by giving staff secure remote access to their office computers.
  • Protect your data and your clients’ data by making sure all such information is stored at an off-site, third-party location.
  • Keep passwords and log-ins to various programs in a secure, off-site location to ensure everyone has access to important files and documents should disaster strike.
  • Be sure staff understands the importance of backing up data.

Read more about how to prepare for disasters.