5 Steps to Disasterproof Your Online Business

I am very lucky! I have a number of offline coaching clients, all with offline businesses and actually, most of them have more than one business!

Because of the nature of their businesses, they all have brick and mortar locations…

I find that I learn a LOT from them, which is wonderful

Here is a tip from Client K: When she arranged for internet access at her brick and mortar office, she deliberately signed up with a DIFFERENT Internet Service Provider than she has at home.

Her town was hard hit with storms last week and most of the internet service is down. At home, she can only get internet access for extremely limited periods of time, but at the office, all is going well – slower than usual but working adequately. So, with a little bit of reorganization, she is able to get her online work accomplished.

Take Away Lesson

Whenever possible, try to distribute the risk… in this case, it is by having different ISPs for your internet access, or, if you work from home, knowing of a public location where you can get internet access.

In most cases with an offline business, we aren’t actively working on the business all of the time, but we do need to keep in touch – whether by email or by website comments or both.

Adding social media such as Facebook and Twitter in to the mix further complicates things.

Many times, without realizing it, we rely on multiple hardware options to run our online empires

It may be that you find that you are using a combination of technology to keep in touch – bouncing between your smart phone and your computer.

Obviously, the smart phone provides redundant backup for email and social media, so you have that covered. But do keep in mind that your website may need updates or other work and your smart phone may not provide an effective way to accomplish those tasks.

Plan Your Online Redundancy

STEP 1

When you have the time, take a few minutes and list all of the online activities you are involved in over the course of a week. Then, think about everything else and see if there are any irregular tasks that may not appear on that list. These might include tasks or circumstances that occur rarely.

STEP 2

Now, take that lists of tasks and identify your MAIN method of access – home computer or smart phone, for example.

STEP 3

Next, decide on a backup method of access – this could be office computer or internet access at the library. In the case of using your smart phone, is there a way to access those resources by way of your computer? If not, is there another smart phone – such as a family member or friend – that you could utilize in a pinch?

STEP 4

Finally, identify the information you would need to utilize those backup options… for example, if you might need to use someone else’s smart phone, how would you access YOUR email addresses?

STEP 5

Ask yourself if there is a practical way to provide yourself with secure information in a different geographical location, to add another layer of security.

In my case, my sister lives about 650 miles away. It is unlikely that a weather disaster affecting me will also affect her, so storing information with her and/or providing her with access to my online backups makes sense. Even if I can’t get to the information, she can, under my supervision.

Let’s face it – life happens!

We can’t change how it affects us, but we can control how we react. Being prepared for the worst case minimizes the effect a disaster can have on us and our online businesses.

Setting Up A Network Cabling Service For A Small Business Entity

In a typical enterprise organization, the network is the central theme which becomes an essential component to run the small office network efficiently well.

The alignment of the network system for small office network works well and could possibly accommodate the digital transmissions in the days to come.

In this particular trend, when aligning a small office network, the cabling service plays a vital role in terms of connecting to the various network devices such as the switches and routers which in turn connects the devices for their specific IP addresses and other related devices.

The network devices have manifested as the integral components

Switches predominately connect the multiple devices:

• The switches have been instrumental in connecting the workstations, servers, and printers to mention a few.

• In the recent times, since organizations have provisionally permitted the BYOD devices; the switches have scaled up to even provide the network connectivity to certain smart mobile devices

• Since the entire world has changed into complete digitization, the switches have evolved and have been connecting the devices which generally transmit higher bandwidths and also accommodate the voice and data transmissions at faster levels.

Routers the gadgets to vehemently connect the IP address series:

• Routers are those devices which connects the IP address series in an office network,

• The router have been the devices which ardently connects the networked computers or the device which signifies the IP address to the internet, while connecting to the internet or the internet service provider (ISP) the routers are responsible to share the resources as one single internet connection.

• In simpler terms, the routers have been connecting the small office to the internet world and also become a barrier for the ongoing security threats.

The network cabling benefits:

• The modern day the data center management to efficiently function well has to be well planned which brings about the less down time? The cabling subsystems play a major role in the digital connectivity for the data center and the connected servers.

• A failed cable infrastructure often brings about the more breaks in the digital connectivity and translates into millions of dollars of lost revenue and decreased productivity.

• The structured cabling has been able to bring about the voice over internet protocol (VoIP) and have been engaging the organizations with integrated messaging and wireless applications.

• If convenience is the primary reason to implement a wireless network, the wireless network has been the reason to bring about both the speed and the reliability.

• The wireless routers have in the recent past become very powerful entities that they are able to connect the BYOD devices for a greater efficiency in carrying out the varied business accomplishment.

The attributes of both the wired and wireless networks

In the recent times, most of the business enterprises have been bringing about the hybrid systems of network alignment. They opt for both the wired and wireless networks, as they use Ethernet devices to attach the printers which are there on the local area network (LAN) and the access to certain crucial information onto the storage mediums through wireless ways.

In both the formats, the wired and wireless networks, the transmission bandwidths are well maintained.