Is Your Business Prepared for Every-Day Disasters? What If You Dropped Your Cell Phone in the Toilet?

cell phone toiletIt’s easy to laugh at stories you see online about someone dropping their iPhone in the toilet, but you certainly won’t be laughing if it ever happens to you. It happens all the time, and no matter how careful you are, you might one day find yourself staring down at the phone at the bottom of the porcelain bowl.

Do you have a recovery plan for common-place mishaps that could set your business back?

These days, business owners use mobile technology for everything. Your cell phone isn’t just to call people when you’re on the go – it’s your lifeline to your business, letting you not only stay connected with your employees and clients, but also access your important files and keep your day organized. It sets you free from your desk.

So what happens if you do drop your phone in the toilet? Or if it gets knocked off the kitchen counter and crashes to the floor? Sure, you might be able to get the water out of a soaked phone by dropping it into a bag of rice, but that’s no guarantee of fixing damage already done. And you may have a warranty plan or the money to go out and just buy another one, but what about all the important data stored on the original? Can you do without that all-important connection to your business while you wait for repairs?

It’s the every-day disasters that are more likely to set your business back. September is FEMA’s Disaster Preparedness Month, and that’s why the disaster recovery experts at Slivertip IT are helping businesses plan for more than just floods and fires.

Our Business Continuity strategy helps backup and prepare all aspects of your information technology, including your mobile devices, so if a disaster ever happens you’ll be able to recover quickly without any disruption to your business. Call us at (425) 998-9199 or send an email to cslade@silvertipit.com to learn more.

The right disaster preparation isn’t just about having backups of your files. We use proactive solutions designed to help you recover from disaster with speed, which can make all the difference when your livelihood is on the line. Here are some solutions we can apply for when your cell phone is lost or damaged:

  • VoIP Phone Network: A Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone network is an innovative alternative to a traditional office phone system. VoIP phones use an Internet connection to allow you to access your business’ phone network from any Internet-enabled device, including your cell phone. If your phone is damaged or lost, but you were using your VoIP network on it, you can easily start up your laptop, home computer, or even download an app onto someone else’s phone, and instantly get back on your phone network while you wait for repairs or replacements.
  • Cloud-Based Backup: We can set up a comprehensive backup solution for all of your information technology, including your cell phone. All of your contacts, calendars, stored emails, apps, and other important data can be securely copied into the cloud for easy and fast recovery. If your phone is damaged or lost, it’s simple to get the files back from the cloud and pick up where you let off.
  • Mobile Device Security: Dropping your phone in the toilet or having it fall on the floor is one thing. Losing it is entirely different. You don’t want your important data to fall into the wrong hands. We help you prepare the right security systems and protocols for your mobile devices, including the ability to remotely locate and (if necessary) wipe a phone, so you can ensure no one will be able to take advantage of your mishap.

Your business’ disaster preparation is your responsibility, but our experience can give you the help you need to put the plan and systems together. Plan now for when a disaster strikes, large or small. Spend the time on your Business Continuity today, so you won’t wish you had tomorrow.

Slivertip IT is trusted by businesses in Bellevue, Redmond & Seattle to keep them prepared for whatever the future may hold. Our consultants and technicians are ready to meet with you, discuss your needs, and create your unique Business Continuity strategy. Call (425) 998-9199 now to book your complimentary business continuity consultation.

Silvertip IT provides Managed IT Services & IT Support Services to businesses in the Pacific Northwest. We help small and large companies in Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Renton and other locations throughout the city of Seattle, King County, Snohomish County, and Pierce County within the Puget Sound region.

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