- If backup power is necessary for your business, ensuring that it is being used properly (in the clinic example, powering the operating room rather than the computer that someone is using to update their Facebook status).
- If your internet connection goes down and you have people who want to make payments, having a backup connection or the supplies on hand to manually get credit card information.
- Knowing who is responsible for ensuring the recovery process of getting your server up and running and any lost or corrupted files restored.
Disaster Recovery Plans work! The clinic no doubt has a very lengthy and very robust disaster recovery plan. The lives of their patients LITERALLY depends on it. If the power goes out in the middle of a brain surgery, or a person on a respirator suddenly cannot breathe, a healthcare system must respond. The idea of Business Continuity Plan evolves to LIFE continuity plan. And in this instance, not hearing about it on the news means it worked. But even for a small healthcare office, insurance agency, bakery, law firm, credit union, etc., your response to a disaster could mean life or death of your business. And a disaster can be anything from a fire or earthquake, to a power outage that lasts a few hours. Consider: