How to Keep Business Running Following a Power Outage

The weather in Ottawa can be unpredictable and you never know when your power might go out. Power can cut out in the middle of an important sales meeting or just before you put the finishing touches on a big project. That’s why it is best to be prepared for any situation that could arise to make sure your business doesn’t suffer. Grade A can help making sure your business keeps running, even during a power outage.

 

Disaster Recovery

 

If the power goes out, your company computers shut off, losing all unsaved data. If you install an uninterrupted power supply (UPS) for each computer, it will allow you to run on the computer’s own battery. As soon as the power goes out, the UPS would give the user time to save any unsaved files and shut the computer down so there is no damage to the computer or files. In a disaster, Grade A can help make sure you recover everything you need to keep business running.

 

Wi-Fi is everywhere

 

If your business depends a lot on internet connection, when the power goes out it makes it difficult to continue working. However, there are a few ways to gain internet access. If you have a data package on your phone you can use your phone as a hotspot to continue working. If you don’t have a data package, or you don’t want to use up all your allotted data, almost every coffee shop, fast food place and store has a wi-fi connection that you can use to continue working.

 

If all else fails

 

If the power is going to be out for a long period of time, make sure you don’t waste any battery life by browsing Facebook or playing games. Make the battery last as long as possible. Work on offline projects that may get pushed to the side. If it is possible for your employees to work from home with their internet connections, that is an option as well or have group brainstorming sessions while the power is off.

 

There are several ways to make sure your business continues seamlessly when there is a power outage. Grade A can help put together a plan so that your business is prepared for any situation, from disaster recovery, to backups, cloud storage and how to handle the situation overall. With a proper disaster recovery plan in place, business can continue smoothly once power comes back.