Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity

Be Proactive, Not Reactive. Planning for a natural disaster makes good business sense.

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Preparing for Disaster: Importance of Equipment Inventory in Recovery Plans

The number of natural disasters is on the rise, as are the chances that your business could be affected. Are you prepared?

If your organization does not have a disaster plan in place, the very first step is to conduct an inventory of all your equipment. This inventory can be a very important part of a quick recovery and higher insurance payouts. Asset Services Field Data Specialist teams specialize in physical wall-to-wall inventories for disaster planning.

Our Field Data Specialists are thoroughly trained in equipment identification allowing them to quickly identify and capture all applicable product information.

Our Field Data Specialists have experience in the following:

  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Office Environments
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • And other industries…

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Act Now: Establishing a Disaster Recovery Plan

A company with no disaster recovery plan in place could have less than a 10% chance of recovering. In some cases, this means organizations have no documented business continuity plan in place or haven’t even considered what technologies and procedures would be needed to keep operations running after a disaster. The time to start planning is now.

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Timing of Equipment Inventory: Avoiding Delays in Critical Preparedness

You will eventually get around to performing that full physical equipment inventory. But when you do, will it be too late?

FEMA Disaster Readiness Toolkits

The Ready Business Toolkit series includes hazard-specific versions for earthquake, hurricane, inland flooding, power outage, and severe wind/tornado. Toolkits offer business leaders a step-by-step guide to build preparedness within an organization.

To learn more about the U.S. government’s preparedness guidelines, please visit http://ready.gov/business.