Thursday, September 8, 2011

Disaster Proof

The September 2011 issue of Inc. Magazine contains the article, "Ready For the Worst? How To Disaster-Proof Your Business".  Below, are some interest items from that article.


Launch/Jason Lee


1.)     Back up servers in different geographic locations -- Latisys ($500/month)

2.)     Fire proof filing cabinets -- SentrySafe ($2,436/two drawer)

3.)     Re-route phone calls -- PBX Parachute ($400/year, five ext.)

4.)     Back up power -- PowerReady ($6,995)

5.)     Fireproof crucial equipment -- Firetrace ($1,000)

6.)     Ensure inventory -- BCMexperts ($4,000/six months)

7.)     Train employees -- Preparis ($250/month)

8.)    Mobile office -- ReadySuite ($495/month for standby)

9.)     Shelter in place -- Perfect Storm Shelters ($3,350/three person unit)

10.)     Maintaining crucial correspondence --  Mail-Guard ($2,000/month)

11.)     Maintain web services --  GATR Technologies ($1,000/day; inflatable antennae)

12.)     Maintain an exit strategy  --  Seatchute ($2,995)