Disaster Preparedness

If Disaster Strikes….

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What would you do if disaster struck your business?  With earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and tidal waves striking all over the planet I thought this would be a good time to talk about this subject.

For a business a disaster may be something as small as a computer crash or as major as the building and all it’s contents being destroyed. In either of these scenarios any data you had stored on your computer would most likely be lost.  This could include all your financial records, customer lists, sales history and even a complete inventory listing.  Are you prepared to enter all that data again?  Could you?  How much time would it take?

It’s been emphasized how important it is to create backups of your data.  What has not been talked about as much is where these backups should be kept.  If you are like many people the backup is on the same computer as the data.  That’s not going to do much good if that hard drive dies, crashes, is destroyed or stolen.  There are a number of ways to protect yourself from such disasters ranging from copying the backup file to a cd or removable drive that is then removed from the property or by making use of an online backup service.  Did you know that Intuit offers just such a service?  You can backup your QuickBooks Point of Sale data as well as your QuickBooks Pro/Premier or Enterprise data file to a secure remote Intuit server.  What’s even better is that this service may even be free to you!  Here’s a link to an information page that should answer all your questions about the Intuit Online Backup Service.  http://support.quickbooks.intuit.com/Support/OLBC.aspx

No matter what method or service you choose, be prepared. Always better to be safe than sorry.

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