A business continuity and disaster recovery plan is a necessity for any business. A shift out of the office environment and to a work-from-home setting can be caused by any series of events, such as a short term power outage, a longer term natural disaster like a hurricane or pandemic, or simply a desire to provide flexibility for higher employee morale and productivity. To prepare for the unexpected, you should have plans to ensure a seamless transition to remote work for any situation that may arise. A business continuity plan should be developed with this end goal in mind: For employees to continue to provide the same high-quality service to customers as if they were in the office.
Having a business continuity and disaster recovery plan is essential because work-from-home transitions can bring new concerns surrounding data security and ensuring remote work environments are as ironclad as possible. These digital safeguards are especially important in the real estate industry, where transmitting data is broad and frequent and protecting a customer’s personal financial data in the process is critical for legal compliance and maintaining professional integrity. Real estate professionals need to be able to adapt if and when circumstances change.
Companies should also make sure employees have the tools they need to work remotely to prevent a disruption in service. For starters, a strong WiFi connection or mobile hotspot is a must. Download our free PDF for other tools to consider for a productive remote work environment:
Every business has the risk of a natural or human created disaster. SoftPro is here to help you identify a means to back up your servers and data offsite, so your information is protected in case of a sudden event. If there’s a failure of your system or you need to institute a work-from-home policy, your data remains secure and accessible to your business.
Download our free e-book to learn how to create a business continuity and disaster recovery plan, with details on:
- Analyzing your company's most time-sensitive and critical business functions, along with the processes and resources that support them
- Ensuring your employees have the tools they need to work remotely (such as strong WiFi
and VPN) to prevent any disruption in service
- The security practices you should have in place for the office and home
- At-home cybersecurity education for your employees
- How to protect your data from unauthorized access or misuse
- A list of minimum security standards and additional recommendations
- What to consider when it comes to data backup providers and plans
- The benefits of choosing a hosted software solution with SoftPro