Hurricane Irma Disaster Recovery Plans Were Put To The Test.

The evacuation orders have been lifted and you’re back home.  You hold your breath while turning the key to your house, your spouse’s hand on your shoulder. But when the door swings open, you both share in a sigh of relief. Your carpets are dry, windows still intact, fence still standing, despite the trees down in the neighborhood. Yet you still can’t help but feel like mother nature ripped the rug out from beneath you.  Because you’ve let down some customers. And your customers are your livelihood.  Time to take stock of your Hurricane Irma Disaster Recovery Lessons Learned.

You’re not alone. Hurricane Irma devastated businesses all across the southeastern United States. Customers in other parts of the country were left with nowhere to turn.  While life was put on hold here in Florida, it continued rolling along everywhere else.

Businesses here in Florida lost their internet. Lost their phones. Lost their ability to be responsive to their customers, which is what they promised from Day 1. Some of those customers were empathetic and didn’t mind the gap in communication.

But some didn’t.

Hurricane Irma Disaster Recovery Lessons:

Disaster recovery is now the first thing on your mind. Because you need to retain your clientele. Make them happy again. Make them feel secure in your abilities as a reliable solution.

The process is nerve-racking. And uncomfortable. Your whole business could go under simply because a storm called Hurricane Irma came stomping through your business’s doors.

But it doesn’t have to be.

At CPT, we can help you prepare for situations like these. And, more importantly, we can help you prevent them.  Hurricane Irma was an opportunity for all of us to reflect on disaster recovery lessons, to learn from them and to continue to improve.

We bring solutions to the table that can eliminate this situation entirely.  No more fear of a hurricane or another natural disaster destroying your business.  No more fear of losing customers because you’re disconnected.  With CPT, you can have options that will allow you to run your business internet off of your cell phone, quickly route your office phones to multiple cell phones from your team and move your critical systems to the cloud or into a secure datacenter, allowing you and your team to run business as usual from an evacuated safe location with a hotspot.

Most importantly, you can have peace of mind.

While adjusting your plans to take into account Hurricane Irma Disaster Recovery Lessons may not help all aspects of your business if you are dependent upon being in a physical location with your inventory, but it will certainly provide for open communication with your customers and prospects to give them status updates.

With CPT, your disaster recovery can be as easy as a phone call. Or the ability to take one. Customers will no longer be in the dark. Something as simple as a verbal update can make a world of a difference.

Contact us today, and let’s review your disaster recovery plan. Another Hurricane Irma could strike at any time, and you want to make sure you’re ready for whatever she has to bring.

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Barrett and his team did a great job throughout the whole process of installing a new phone system. We went with the Avaya phone system and we are very happy with it.

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