Are you prepared for the worst? That may seem extreme, but even though we hope for the best, we always prepare for the worst. Hurricane season is in full swing here in the Southeast and the threat of Hurricane Florence looms. With that being said, preparing for natural disasters of all types is a major necessity in today’s work environment.

It’s important for businesses of all sizes to keep their method of communication up to date to maximize efficiency in the workplace. Using a professional and reputable company is the key to obtaining effective services for all size businesses, especially when it comes to unpredictable disasters. Co-location and business mobility are essential in times of crisis.


Colocation

The most effective way to deal with an outage is to prevent it. Have a disaster recovery plan in place before a disaster strikes. Even if the eye of the storm is headed right toward your city, you can rest easy knowing your company’s data and information is safely backed up in a second or maybe even third off-site location. Co-Location is simply moving your infrastructure components into a facility that provides the secure space, connectivity, power, and cooling for your equipment.

Power outages make up the majority of network outages businesses face. Minimize the risk by preparing for such disasters. Start by making sure your equipment is connected to a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply). When the power goes out, a UPS will allow you time to do a graceful shutdown of equipment. Adequate UPS systems, as well as proper grounding of sensitive equipment, are crucial.


Mobile Business Solutions

There are many quick fixes to avoid panic during hectic times. Having an emergency auto attendant may provide an easy solution to small businesses that are required to temporarily shut down due to a storm.

Does your business use a TelWare Cloud PBX or SIP (Session Initiated Protocol)? Our Cloud PBX Solutions include mobile applications and soft-phones that allow you to take your office number anywhere. These solutions are ideal for disasters or emergencies. Alternatively, your provider can forward your number to a cell phone for temporary service.

There are various programs and apps that your members could utilize for remote connectivity in the case of an emergency, giving employees the mobility to work anywhere using their mobile phones and laptop computers. Having mobile apps preloaded and ready to go for emergencies or outages means a seamless, worry-free transition during unpredictable events.

When you need reliability and customer service that goes above and beyond for your telephone and data systems, you can rely on Telware. We incorporate the latest technology available to help keep your business operating at maximum efficiency. Don't live in the dark ages when you can have an all-in-one solution that will save money.


For information about data-backup services and outage prevention for your business, contact TelWare at 1-800-637-3148 or sales@telware.com. TelWare is a national leader in the installation of voice, video, data and unified communication solutions.

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