Hurricane season runs from June 1st to November 30th. Poses a significant challenge for South Florida businesses. Given the potential for disruptive weather events, it’s imperative for business owners to have a well-defined business continuity plan in place. Regular hurricane preparedness measures must be undertaken, ensuring that your disaster recovery strategies and business continuity plans remain current and effective.
Being situated in a region prone to severe weather, South Florida businesses must proactively hurricane-proof their operations. The safety of your staff and the viability of your business depend on such preparation.
At Barlop Business Systems, we are well-equipped to navigate Hurricane Season with our Unified Communications solutions. These include state-of-the-art business phones and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems, enabling seamless communication even in the face of adverse weather conditions.
What to do with your Office Technology during a Storm
Protect your multifunction device, printer, computers, and all electrical appliances from suffering severe and possibly terminal water damage by:
- DISCONNECTING ALL electronics from the power source.
- Keeping them away from exterior doors and windows.
- Elevating them from the floor if possible.
- Covering the equipment with plastic sheets or bags.
If you have a server in your home or office:
- Have a battery backup.
- Back up your server prior to closing down the office to onsite and online backup drive.
- Prior to leaving the office just before a storm, the server should be shut down to prevent data corruption.
Make sure your business has an updated phone system that allows your team to answer calls from wherever they are, ensuring that your clients can always reach you. In times of crisis, effective and seamless communication becomes even more pivotal. A modern communication system, encompassing unified communications tools, business phones, and VoIP capabilities, is crucial for maintaining uninterrupted contact with both clients and employees.
Is your company prepared for Florida Natural Disasters?
Here’s what Barlop recommends you have in place before disaster hits:
- Data backup:
Prioritize data protection by backing up your critical information.
- Remote operations:
Keep your employees and clients connected with Unified communications
- On-site support plan:
Create a comprehensive plan for client and employee communication, ensuring multiple channels of contact.
- Supplies and service:
Identify reliable sources for office equipment and IT support during emergencies to maintain your unified communications infrastructure.
- Recovery services provider:
Please contact us if you have any questions or need any assistance in preparation.
Remember that during severe weather situations, your local authorities’ advisories should guide your business operations. If Miami-Dade County businesses are advised to close, follow suit to ensure safety. However, regardless of the situation, Barlop will strive to operate efficiently, and you can still reach out for support via phone, email, live chat at www.barlop.com, and other unified communications channels, even if the physical office is temporarily closed.
Please feel free to contact us via phone, email, or at www.barlop.com live chat, we will be available for support even if office is closed.