by Eric Schueler, Sr. VP of Information Technology
NOAA, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, has made their prediction for the 2019 Hurricane season, forecasting a 40% chance of a near-normal Atlantic Hurricane season. Near normal? That means NOAA predicts a range of 9 to 15 named storms, meaning they have winds of 39 mph or higher. This includes 2 to 4 major hurricanes in the categories of 3, 4 or 5, with winds of 111 mph or higher.* This poses a dangerous situation for both people and businesses.
The hurricane season begins June 1st and lasts until November 30th, 2019
Protect Your Business Now!
For business owners, the threat of a hurricane needs to be taken seriously, and the time to prepare is now before a storm is coming your way. The most important thing for you as a business is to keep your employees safe. The next in line is your business data.
According to The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), “Many businesses are not prepared to respond to a man-made or natural disaster. Statistics show that of the businesses that close because of a disaster, at least 1 in 4 never reopens. Small businesses are particularly at risk because typically they only have one location—the one that is damaged or destroyed. That’s why disaster planning is a critical part of every business’ operational objectives.”
What can you do?
HRCT recommends cloud back up of all major systems and data, even if you have an on-site server. Cloud backup protects your data from natural disasters, power outages and server crashes, but Hurricanes can damage your building, making it impossible to return. Your secure data in the cloud can be set up to gain access from anywhere, so your business can continue to operate.
With StorageCraft, HRCT Offers:
Converged Storage – Data Backup & Protection – Scale-Out Storage – Ransomware – Disaster Recovery
StorageCraft, “By adopting the cloud, even as a secondary backup service, an organization improves its chances of surviving a disaster, and effectively eliminates the risk that its data could be lost for good.”
HRCT will Develop a Data Backup and Data Recovery Plan, so Your Company can Recover from a Disaster! Contact an HRCT IT Data Backup and Recovery Specialist today!
Call (757) 399-3350
Posted by Eric O. Schueler, A+, MCP, MCSE, MCTS, CSSA, ACSP – Senior V.P. of Information Technology at HRCT. Eric has been in the business of providing IT and consulting for small and medium business for more than 15 years.
Hampton Roads Communication Technologies (HRCT) provides quality business telecommunications solutions, business security systems, computer and IT support, data protection and security and managed service agreements to companies and organizations throughout the United States, Mid-Atlantic and the Hampton Roads Virginia cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News and Hampton, north into Williamsburg and south into the Outer Banks of North Carolina. HRCT keeps your company connected with 24/7 emergency service.