Wisconsin Storms Test Disaster Recovery for Businesses

Recent severe weather caused power outages to thousands of businesses and individuals across the State. Severe weather can impact your business operations in the blink of an eye. Is it time to establish a Disaster Recovery program for your company?

Individuals and businesses throughout Wisconsin experienced thunderstorms, tornadoes, wind damage, and power outages on July 19 and July 20. More than 239,000 homes and companies experienced loss of electricity and some are still waiting for power to be restored (Green Bay Press Gazette, 2019). The storms caused severe damage to the power networks and tested WPS and We Energies crews. If you were in the path of the storm, you likely experienced loss of power or had to close while power was restored. Was your business ready for this storm?

If you are a business owner without power, your operations are probably at a standstill. You may ask yourself “Will my computer system fully restore after the power is turned on? Have I lost any data? What if I can’t access my customer files?”

KerberRose Technology asks “Do you have a Disaster Recovery or Data Backup Plan?” A Disaster Recovery Plan is a proactive plan for a business to protect themselves from a natural or human-induced disaster. An example of this could be the severe weather Wisconsin experienced, or a man-made cyber attack. The Disaster Recovery Plan focuses on maintaining critical functions before, during, and after a disaster. Data Backup is very important to a business and is a portion of the Disaster Recovery Plan. Data Backup is the act of copying business files, software, and information to another form (cloud storage, additional server, or archive file) for safe-keeping. When data is lost on a computer, the backup data can be used to restore the original files.

To prevent disaster downtime in your business, schedule a free consultation with KerberRose Technology. Our team has assisted local businesses establish Disaster Recovery and Data Backup Plans for their unique companies. Let our team create a strategic, cost-effective Disaster Recovery and Data Backup Plan for your business. To schedule a meeting, please contact Lucas Koenig at lucas.koenig@kerberrose.com or call (715) 526-0218.

Mathew, Benita. Green Bay Press Gazette. (July 21, 2019). Repairs are underway after weekend storms; thousands of Wisconsinites are without power. Retrieved from https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2019/07/21/power-outages-affect-thousands-after-weekend-storms-wisconsin/1789587001/.

Lucas Koenig

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Lucas Koenig
As the Chief Technology Officer for KerberRose, Lucas is responsible for the security and reliability of our nine-office wide area network. He also manages our KerberRose Technology division which provides IT and networking solutions to businesses throughout northeastern Wisconsin.

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