Tuesday, October 14, 2014 – On Saturday, approximately 2,100 businesses and 5,000 residents were left in the dark after a power outage occurred due to an underground electrical fire. According to an Enmax official, power should be restored to the entire impacted area on Thursday, October 16th, 2014; however, approximately 10,000 employees can expect significant interruption to their regular routines until then.

When it comes to the impacted areas – a 17-block zone between 4th Avenue S.W. to 7th Avenue S.W and 4th Street to 11th Street S.W – businesses are encouraged to make plans for their employees to work from home or another off-site location. Unfortunately, if those businesses don’t have a solid business continuity plan in place, that’s going to be fairly difficult to do.

Have You Implemented a Business Continuity Plan to Keep Your Calgary Business Operating in the Wake of a Disaster? Contact Computer Rescue to Prepare for the Inevitable!

Do you have a solid business continuity plan in place? If not, you’re facing significant loss in the event of a disaster – from productivity loss to revenue loss to decreased customer confidence; there’s no room to take risks. Our team of IT experts helps you prepare for any disaster, whether it’s a simple mistake, such as someone accidentally deleting the wrong file, or a huge disaster, such as a serious power outage or flood.

Calgary Chamber of Commerce Spokesperson, Scott Crockatt, discussed the importance of a business continuity plan, “We certainly learned during the flood, the importance of business continuity plans. Businesses that had continuity plans were able to suffer less interruptions and get back to work sooner than those who didn’t.” He also mentioned the importance of businesses of all types and sizes to:

  • Know how to reach employees and customers.
  • Have their important files backed up off-site.
  • Know how to keep the business running if the physical location isn’t accessible.

Fortunately, our business continuity planning allows you to stay prepared while accomplishing all of the factors mentioned above. How does our business continuity planning help you stay prepared? Well, that’s simple: our business continuity plans include:

  • Full power failover from UPS systems to continue operations while ensuring the accessibility of information systems in the event of a disaster.
  • Backup power to keep you and your staff members out of the dark during a power outage via uninterrupted power supply.
  • Failover servers in the cloud to help you stay connected with access to data and applications while reducing the impact of a power outage.
  • An online virtualized backup that could be operational in less than an hour through one of Computer Rescue’s Backup Partners.

Plus, we determine the appropriate reactions to any type of disaster – outlining what employees should do, who should be contacted, and essentially, how to react to the situation; so everyone knows their part and isn’t confused.

Don’t waste time worrying about the inevitable, spend time preparing for the inevitable! Computer Rescue offers business continuity planning for businesses in Calgary, AB. To learn more, or to schedule a no-obligation assessment of your business continuity needs, give us a call at (403) 686-4567 or send us an email at info@computer-rescue.ca.

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