Continuity: Not Just a Buzzword

Do you have your continuity plan ready to go? You ought to! Does your plan cover move-related issues? It ought to! You are essentially picking up your business and setting it down somewhere else, planning for the pitfalls of the disconnect-reconnect is paramount to making your experience an easy transition.

Documenting your processes before the big move is a good way to work out the details of your continuity plan. If you have a solid understanding of your daily operations from top to bottom, you will be able to plan for the ups and downs associated with moving.  Also knowing who to call if an issue arises will cut down on headaches.

With a business continuity plan in place, you can assure your customers that their projects won’t fall through the cracks because the design department’s data has been backed up both locally and to the server and they will be able to pick up where they left off without so much as missing a beat.

Ideally, you and your team will be able to turn on the lights in the new location, power up your PCs and get down to business without too much of an interruption of your daily routine. However, like anything in life, it’s best to be over-prepared than not prepared at all!