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September 27, 2021

3 Ways We Protect Your Technology Against Wind and Snow Storms

A professional checks the weather forecast, worrying about protecting his technology if the storm causes a power outage.

3 Ways We Protect Your Technology Against Wind and Snow Storms

Frigid air. Blizzards. Sleet and ice.

It’s hard to predict the weather, so it’s important to prepare for the worst. Severe fall and winter storms can wreak havoc on your IT systems, causing damaged systems, lost data and other catastrophes.

The best way to deal with inclement weather? Mitigate risk ahead of time, so your business isn’t forced to spend precious resources restoring crucial information after the fact.

No matter the size or scope of your business, technology that runs year-round is the ticket to success. But even in the most ideal conditions, managing your IT can be overwhelming. And in the face of destructive wind and snow storms, major tech issues can send your company into a flurry.

How can a vCIO help you weather the storm?

Enter Attentus’s expert vCIO services. During quarterly-scheduled meetings, vCIOs (or virtual Chief Information Officers) develop strategic, individualized plans based on your business’s unique needs to make sure you don’t get stuck in a storm without a safeguard in place.

About vCIO services: The Glue That Holds Your IT Services Together: vCIO Services

Related blog: Worrying About Your IT Should Not Be Keeping You Up At Night

Guided by our core values, vCIOs take a proactive approach to maintaining your IT systems, defending your data against destruction in three ways:

1. Evaluating the level of your current IT protection

First, the vCIO calculates your business’s electrical-load and assesses the age of your batteries to determine which type of backup equipment is right for you. Not only does this discovery phase prove beneficial when storms strike, but it gives our team the intel we need to ensure your IT systems run smoothly and efficiently on a daily basis.

We help you make the best IT decisions, resulting in increased time and decreased productivity loss.

2. Creating a game plan to protect your network

After doing the legwork, the vCIO educates you on the types of battery backups and power strips necessary to adequately support your IT infrastructure. When nasty weather comes your way, and the risk of electrical outage increases, you’ll be equipped with the tools and knowledge you’ll need to prepare your equipment and safely power down your servers.

After the storm has passed, most IT systems require a bootup sequence after inclement weather to guarantee access to a network, server or cloud. Our vCIOs walk you through this process, helping you avoid any headaches by setting up a disaster plan ahead of time.

3. Seeking constant improvement

We know that maintaining a healthy IT infrastructure is integral in your business’s success, especially during stressful situations, so we take our partnerships seriously. Each quarterly meeting is a chance for our vCIO to improve upon systems, constantly working toward ironclad solutions that hold up in even the worst conditions.

As a business owner, you know that being aware of potential trouble on the horizon can keep you out of harm's way. We’re here to help you stay a step ahead, giving you peace of mind because you’ve taken all the necessary precautionary measures.

Book a call with us to guarantee your business technology can handle anything on the radar.