You can’t predict when a disaster will happen, but you can ensure your technology stays up and running on a Q Desktop.
Every business is at risk of disaster. Whether you’re based in the tornado-ridden Midwest or hurricane-heavy Texas, an unforeseen event can wipe your business functions out in an instant. In those critical first few hours after a disaster, Virtual-Q can bring your network back to normal no matter where you are.
There are numerous unexpected disasters that put your business at risk each day, including natural disasters, human error, cyberattacks, power outages, and data loss. If disaster strikes, your business may be out of commission for days. You may think that losing business function for a few days wouldn’t be that devastating, but depending on the size of your business, you may lose hundreds of thousands of dollars per hour of downtime.
Your response to a disaster could be the difference between your business staying afloat and shutting its doors. As a result, having a business continuity plan is critical. Instead of losing precious hours formulating a game plan post-disaster, your employees can consult your recovery plan and follow clear instructions for restoring business processes.
If you’re not entirely sure how your technology infrastructure works during non-disaster times, you probably can’t formulate a thorough plan for protecting your data and restoring your network in the middle of a crisis. That’s where Virtual-Q comes in—as east Texas natives, we know a thing or two about preparing for disasters. To keep our clients afloat in the aftermath of a hurricane, we have to follow our own business continuity plan to keep our network up and running—even when we’re in a packed car fleeing the city.
Whether your business is proactively preparing for disaster or actively responding to a network outage, our business continuity experts can guide you through the process.
Your business continuity plan can’t wait—a cybercriminal may be days away from finding the tiniest weak point in your network. Prepare for the worst today, so your business is still around tomorrow.
You can’t just call your senior-level employees into a board room and knock out a disaster recovery plan in the next few hours. Even seasoned professionals need a few months to mull over every potential disaster scenario and formulate a clear action plan for each one. Unless you have a disaster recovery expert on staff willing to work around the clock to keep your business out of harm’s way, you may want to invest in business continuity as a service (BCaaS).
BCaaS involves the complete management of your business continuity plan, beginning with a risk assessment and continuing with consulting. Additionally, if a disaster strikes, Virtual-Q helps you put your plan into action. It’s not always easy to act rationally when you’re panicked about an emergency that came out of nowhere, but Virtual-Q can guide you through the most stressful moments.
Before you can formulate a crisis management plan, you have to know what crises may occur. There’s no reason to waste hours creating a hurricane recovery plan if your business is in Michigan, but there are plenty of other disasters—both internal and external—that you should consider.
For example, an employee may unwittingly click on a convincing link from their “HR department” and infect your network with ransomware. You may not think of this as a typical disaster, like a windstorm or power outage, but it can be equally (if not more) damaging to your business.
At Virtual-Q, we meet with key members of your company to discuss business operations and pinpoint the most likely potential disaster scenarios. From there, we let you get back to business while we brainstorm how to keep your data untouched during a disaster.
The past year taught businesses many critical lessons. Many business owners and IT departments discovered that what they thought was a solid business continuity plan was inadequate. Having a few employees work from home here and there isn’t the same as sending all of your employees home for months.
If your IT employees are already stretched thin dealing with day-to-day issues, they likely don’t have the time to test a business continuity plan the size of a novel. With BCaaS from Virtual-Q, they don’t have to.
We assess your business continuity program, recommend periodic updates, and educate your employees to prepare them for a future disaster. Whenever you need us, we’re here to guide you.
If a hurricane hits your business, protecting your data may be the furthest thing from your mind. Between checking on your employees and gathering up as much expensive equipment as you can, you won’t have much time left to test your network. When you have Virtual-Q BCaaS, you won’t have to worry about your network—it’s always there, protected in the cloud.
Whether you’re hunkered down in a hotel or are two hours into a car ride, you can access your Q Desktop from any device with an internet connection. We offer multiple remote desktops for your employees, so they can complete emergency items after a disaster.
Most importantly, we store your data across multiple data centers throughout the nation. If a natural disaster turns your office into a pile of rubble, your data won’t go down with it. Recovering your information is as easy as logging into your Q Desktop.
Don’t wait to get the help you need. Become a Virtual-Q partner today.