Nailing Down a Plan: Disaster Recovery Solutions for Construction Companies

i-Disaster-RecoveryAs has become an all too common occurrence in central California during the hottest parts of the summer season, wildfires are once again burning and causing massive amounts of damage.1 Despite the best efforts of public safety officials to keep people and structures safe, there will once again be an unfortunate amount of damage done to the area. In some cases, the fires will displace people from their homes, and businesses will be forced to different locations. In some cases, homes and offices will be lost entirely.

In the event of a disaster such as a wildfire, one of the first questions asked by those affected is, “How do we rebuild from here?” In many cases, construction companies are integral to helping the community get back on track. But what happens if those companies are affected by the catastrophe as well? Missed opportunities, not just for more business, but also to help in a time of need. As such, it is imperative that your construction company be in a position to get operational as soon as possible.

Will Your Small Business Recover From The Next Disaster? Short Plans Avoid Long Downtimes

i-Disaster-RecoveryOne of my long-time friends runs her own business out of a small office park–she fixes PCs and printers for businesses in the area. One Monday morning a few years ago, she arrived at her building to find the landlord already there and wading through a foot of water in the office. Fighting through the initial panic, she found out that a water main in the restroom had broken sometime Friday evening, and water had been pouring out at full force for the entire weekend. Files and paperwork that had been stacked on the floor were ruined. Even worse, her own computers and server had been close enough to the ground that they, too, were soaked. But believe it or not, it could have been a lot worse: because she had a disaster recovery plan in place, what could have been a catastrophe turned out to simply be an inconvenience.

How To Customize Your Business’ Disaster Recovery Strategy And Prevent Predictable Disaster


We recently completed a disaster recovery assessment for a Kern County medical group. As a disaster recovery solutions provider, we were pleasantly surprised with some of the planning the group had already performed. They had a great understanding of what it meant to react to a disaster, and the difference between restore point objectives and restore time objectives. However, we did discover that a number of crucial details had been overlooked in the planning process. On the one hand, that’s why they called DiamondIT in the first place – to make sure their disaster recovery plan was rock solid. On the other hand, however, we were all thankful that their organization hadn’t yet suffered a catastrophe.

Are You Protected? Key Differences Between Data Backup and Disaster Recovery


It may be a timeworn and trite adage, but it’s generally true: it’s better to be safe than sorry. From using a seatbelt to paying for homeowner’s insurance, having a layer of protection for unexpected and unfortunate events is always a good idea. Your business deserves the same type of protection. Unfortunately, I often find business owners that are confused about what type of protection would suit them best. In some cases, cobbling together different and unrelated systems creates a false sense of security, rather than any real protection. It has been my experience that a misunderstanding of the difference between disaster recovery and data backup is the root cause of mismanaged solutions.