A recent survey revealed that 74% of American small businesses do not have a disaster plan, 84% do not have adequate insurance, and 71% lack a back-up generator.
Disasters can destroy property and inventory, leading to dire consequences for small businesses. During these uncertain times, it could be devastating for a business to lose its ability to communicate. However, with proper planning and preparation, a business can ensure that its phone system will continue operating during emergencies and be there to help rebuild after disasters strike.
Businesses that rely on premise equipment like phone systems can lose their ability to communicate in an instant even if they have onsite back-ups or redundancy. With a comprehensive cloud communication solution your business communications can continue uninterrupted even in the most precarious situations.
When called upon, there is no hardware to boot, no software to run, and no data to move. When the rest of you office systems go down, your phone service can be automatic transferred to a predetermined location or you can bypass this automatic failover and manage the transition on your own schedule.
• Calls can be routed to alternate locations, such as cellular phones, secondary branch offices, home phones, or virtual phones setup by Mobex
• Rerouting of calls can happen automatically or manually from a remote location
• Keep an automated attendant or IVR up and running during any crisis or disaster
• Ensure alternative telecommunications routing capabilities with redundant call paths
• Use remote office or mobile services to resume normal business operations quickly
• The basic disaster avoidance solution is a standard feature of Mobex’ comprehensive cloud communication solutions.
Even after a disaster has passed it could take days or weeks for power and internet to be restored. Most businesses cannot wait that long. Having the ability to reroute calls anywhere at any time can be a business lifesaver during and after a catastrophe.
The benefits are many, but most important of all is that your business communication will never stop, even during the worst of times. Contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive cloud communication solutions.
You can also continue your disaster readiness by using these helpful tools for businesses:
-Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards by using these resources from Ready.gov.
-The SBA also has resources that will help you develop a plan to protect your business and re-open quickly after an emergency.
-The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Quick Guides. These tools help your business better understand what steps to take after an event occurs.
-The SBA also offers low-interest disaster loans to businesses, homeowners, renters & private non-profit organizations. Get additional details at www.sba.gov/disaster
-The US Chamber of Commerce has set up a Disaster Help Desk for Businesses to ask questions. Simply call 888-MY-BIZ-HELP
-To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, first call FEMA at 800-621-3362