Prepare Your Computers for a Weather Event

Hurricane season is well under way.  If you live in a storm-prone area, you might want to follow these steps that can help prevent damage to your office equipment when the weather gets nasty.


1. If possible, redirect your phone numbers to a line that is more likely to stay in service (such as an out-of-state branch office or answering service).


2. Power off your workstations first, then your servers, then your network equipment. If you use a VoIP phone service, your phone system is connected through your Internet service and will not work after you power down your network equipment.


3. When you come back to the office after the storm passes through, power up your equipment in the reverse order.


For a more extensive hurricane preparedness checklist, click here.



One of the best things you can do to help preserve your critical business data — and make sure it’s retrievable even if your physical office suffers from flooding or hurricane damage — is to use a secure offsite backup. Find out more about CMIT’s offsite backup and disaster recovery solutions here.

If you have any questions about how to prepare your business to weather a big storm, please feel free to give your local CMIT Solutions IT Advisor a call.


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