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Technology, Hurricanes & COVID-19

Florida businesses know it’s hurricane season. How has your hurricane prep plan changed with COVID-19? For employees still working remote, follow these steps.

technology, hurricane preparation and COVID-19

Hurricane season is underway and we’re monitoring our coasts 24/7. If you’re like most Floridians, hurricane preparation doesn’t begin until a storm becomes a Category 2 or higher.

But this year is different.

Due to COVID-19, most businesses (iVenture included) are working from home. Chances are, businesses will still be working remotely when hurricane season ends in November.

Since no one’s in the office, business continuity plans will have to change. No doubt more responsibility will placed on the employee since everyone’s working from home.

Companies we speak to have loosely adjusted their disaster recovery plans, but is it enough? Be confident in your IT disaster plan with this hurricane prep how-to.

Hurricane Preparation How-To

Fortunately, the same best practices that apply to businesses can be scaled down to individuals. If you’re researching the best hurricane preparation for technology, follow these guidelines:

1. Establish a communication plan

  • Who’s going to be the main point person?
  • How will everyone communicate (phone, email, IM?)

2. Inventory All Technology

  • Record who has taken home equipment
  • Don’t forget small things like headsets, keyboards and mouses

3. Back Up Data

  • Use cloud storage
  • Make sure offsite backup is working

4. Educate Team

  • Explain surges, burnouts and other risks
  • Suggest safest places to store tech in the home

5. Do a Test Run

  • Select a handful of people from each department
  • Identify potential problems
  • Fix and test again

Start Hurricane Preparation Today

With offices on both Florida coasts, we’re well-accustomed to technology hurricane planning. If you’re looking for IT support, contact our Jacksonville, Orlando or Tampa office. Let’s talk today.

iVenture Solutions is an award-winning managed service provider delivering superior IT solutions to clients across Florida.

As a leading-edge IT firm for small and medium-sized businesses, we provide a diverse range of services covering the entire scope of IT including maintenance, support, hosting and more.

Through rapid response time, reduction of chaos and the right people, our expert team of IT professionals will fulfill your technology needs. At iVenture, we give you more time to do what matters most.

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