Most people don’t realize the importance of having a network contingency plan in place until it’s too late. With this in mind, then, we’ve come up with a few examples of a good network contingency plan that you can easily implement into your own business. Because it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
Here are some examples:
- A good contingency plan has simple, easy to follow language. As you never know who will be accessing this contingency plan — and you don’t know how computer and/or programming proficient s/he is — you’ll want to keep it as simple as possible for his/her benefit.
- A good contingency plan answers the following three questions: what could possibly happen? What do we do in the event it does happen? What can we do in advance to make sure it doesn’t happen?
- A good contingency plan makes provisions for all of the possible disasters that can happen, including any natural disasters. As many unfortunate businesses learned in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and Hurricane Sandy in New York City, if you don’t have a contingency plan in place, you could lose everything in a disaster.
- A good contingency plan prioritizes risks. Some risks are more likely than others — for example, a hack, a trojan/malware attack, or another type of digital security breach, is more likely to happen than having the mainframe of the computer stolen — and a good contingency plan addresses the most urgent risks, first and foremost.
If you’re having difficulty constructing a good contingency plan, and you need our assistance in doing so, contact us today.