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Many companies are jeopardizing their future because they have little to no plan for business continuity in case of a large scale outage or natural disaster. It can be too expensive for many small firms to invest in offsite facilities to ensure telecommunications integrity and larger organizations are faced with a diverse infrastructure that cannot be handled efficiently by one solution.

Reliable Emergency Conferencing processes and solutions keep lines of communication open when it’s needed the most. As an example; with predetermined frequency, mirroring your scheduled conferences, user profiles and other important data on your conference bridge to a disaster recovery co-location facility is crucial to minimize the logistical nightmare should a disaster actually occur.  In the event you experience a network outage or major disaster, you can seamlessly redirect your traffic to a DR facility and maintain your full conferencing capability without disruption. Imagine the peace of mind you’ll enjoy knowing that a critical communications infrastructure will be available when you need it the most.

10 Keys to an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan:

  1. Have an up-to-date call list of all key personnel.
  2. Work off of a detailed script during a disaster.
  3. Test the DR plan regularly.
  4. Define the role of key personnel thoroughly.
  5. Have a list of 24-hour supply resources at the recovery site.
  6. Include a list of all important applications in the DR plan.
  7. Maintain a current diagram of the entire network and recovery site in the DR plan.
  8. The DR plan should contain a map and directions of how to reach the recovery site.
  9. Provide an updated list of vendor contacts and insurance documentation.
  10. Use a reliable conference bridge equipped with “Emergency Conferencing/Dial-Out” features to keep communications flowing during the crisis.