Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in New Orleans

Hurricanes are a number one concern for business survival

The New Orleans area is no stranger to damaging storms, and preparation is key in order to reduce potential damage to your property and business. Understanding your flood risk, insuring your business, and cleaning and securing your property and documents are key steps to minimize the damage to your business.

Preparing for a storm is important, especially since  storms are only going to become more damaging. Due to climate change, rising sea levels cause higher storm surges and more severe flooding. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts an above-normal hurricane season for 2022.

These more frequent and severe storms can more easily damage property, destroy essential documents due to flooding and prevent your business from reopening for an extended period of time. Wherever your business is located, from New Orleans to Gulfport to Biloxi, it’s more important than ever to have a disaster recovery plan in place to ensure business continuity due to a major weather event.

How document scanning and cloud document management can save your business

The main goal of your business continuity plan is ensuring the continuation of your business during any crisis that might arise. This means understanding what processes are critical to allowing your company to run even if no one can gain access to your physical office.  Are there critical business files that are being stored in your office – contracts, HR files, order forms, AP and AR documents? Is there a way for your employees to be able to access those important documents remotely and continue to serve your customers, pay your bills, and contact your staff? 

Once you know what your employees need to continue working during a crisis, then it’s time to make a plan to have that work happen. It’s important to have systems in place for remote access and to ensure your team has access to information. Do you have important documents stored in your office? Scanning and digitizing your documents will eliminate paper storage and ensure your critical files are always accessible and safe from any physical damage.

Cloud document management software enables you to store, share and track your digitized documents easily. With the Apyxx Cloud, you can ensure that your documents are secure and accessible from anywhere at any time from any computer or mobile device. You and your employees can keep your business going and continue to work remotely, even if your physical office is closed.

As climate change continues to affect our weather patterns, it is more important than ever to establish a disaster recovery plan. When your office is damaged or forced to stay closed, having the ability to access your business documents and work remotely is invaluable. 

As a business in the New Orleans area, we understand the specific challenges and concerns that your business faces. We’re here to help you develop the best strategy for your business.