Cloud storage aids disaster recovery and business continuity

Cloud Storage is a next step to implement after the disaster recovery plan is created

Disaster Recovery SecurityCloud DRP SecurityCloud storage is a next step after the CIO creates a disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) plan, but what about those entities outside the walls of your building?  Your suppliers, clients and others are just as vulnerable to business interruptions from storms, fire, and technology failure.

Consider the following uses of cloud storage

  • Suppliers: Any paperwork you exchange with suppliers through email or fax is more easily, and securely, is shared through cloud storage.  File sharing allows you to create an audit trail to reference previous orders and protects sensitive.
  • Clients: With clients, file sharing eliminates the need to print order forms, sales catalogs and certain marketing materials.  This puts information into the hands of customers faster and lets you maintain control of documents if updates are required.
  • Contracted services:   Cloud storage not only improves their DR efforts, but secure file sharing enhances your day-to-day interactions.
  • Employees:  Helps them by improving productivity by providing access to critical documents outside the office during travel or severe weather.  It’s also a great personal security and productivity tool in the event their home is damaged or they need to recall important family documents while at work.

Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.