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Disaster Prepardness Plans, What You Need to Know

DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLANS, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW Disasters vary on their degree of devastation, but they do have one thing in common, they are hard to predict and don't leave time for intensive preparation. Follow these tips to create the right disaster recovery plan for your business and understand its importance. ESSENTIALS TO A SOLID BUSINESS DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLAN Educate & train employees on procedures to follow in an Create & test evacuation plans Have a reputable professional Formulate a emergency business impact analysis (BIA) disaster restoration firm on hand 2. Identify potential safety hazards in the building Create an emergency supply kit THE COST OF NOT BEING PREPARED 41% spent less than $500,000 16% $1.5 million-$2.9 million Not having a plan can leave a business with -2% spent $3-$5.9 million considerable expenses after a disaster. Here is how much some 4% spent $10-$19.9 million companies spent annually on disaster recovery services when surveyed in 2010. 2% spent $20+ million 35% spent $500,000 to $1.5 million *Size of companies surveyed: 1,000 to 4,999 employees WHEN TO UPDATE THE PLAN Businesses disaster restoration plans should be updated continuously to ensure any changes in management and configuration are taken into consideration. Who is updating when? 34% 23% 8% 11% 9% 10% 6% continuously quarterly twice a year do not remember once a year other every two years It is recommended for a business to conduct two full tests of the DR plan per year. when they last updated IT PAYS TO PREPARE WITH A PRO 25% OF BUSINESSES never fully recover from a major disaster. Work with a disaster restoration company for assistance in creating a solid business disaster preparedness plan. These professionals know just as much about preparation as they do restoration. OPOLYGON www.polygongroup.com/us Copyright © 2014 POLYGON | Infographic designed by Mad Fish SEO Resources: www.allstate.com, www.ready.gov/business, www.drj.com, www.forrester.com CO

Disaster Prepardness Plans, What You Need to Know

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Does your business have a disaster preparation plan? It not, it should be on the list of things to do for 2014. A preparedness plan ensures you have solutions in place to protect your employees and c...

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