Business continuity planning is essential to running a company that can withstand the unexpected — whether that be a natural disaster, power outage, or pandemic. If the coronavirus has shown us anything, it’s that businesses can never be too prepared in the face of unprecedented events. This year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reported that 40% of businesses don’t reopen after a disaster. The best way to protect yourself and your clients when the unexpected strikes are to prepare business continuity planning carefully. Modern tools like the cloud take your business continuity planning to the next level and keep operations running smoothly amid a crisis.
While business continuity planning should address larger crises such as a global pandemic, that does not diminish the importance of preparing for the smaller, more common emergencies. To function efficiently, business continuity planning should not rely on in-person interactions with clients to solve problems that may arise. If your business can only function when you are in the office with access to physical files and paperwork, it’s time to modernize. Help your clients by granting them remote access to:
The cloud can help you take control of your client’s business continuity planning. Not only does the cloud allow you to deploy programs and resources for clients working from home remotely, but it also grants you more uptime with access to data centers, built-in generators, and redundancies. Embracing the cloud will give your business stronger security with built-in benefits such as 24/7 monitoring, enterprise-grade encryption, multi-factor authentication, and more. You can rest easy knowing that your applications and systems are being taken care of.
To take full advantage of the cloud’s benefits, it is important to educate your clients on using it. This can be achieved by organizing regular training with clients or recording educational videos dispersed in emergencies. Studies show that 96% of businesses with a full disaster recovery plan bounce back completely after a crisis. This being said, better business continuity planning is possible with proper utilization of the cloud and thoughtful client education.
If you’re ready to upgrade your client’s business continuity planning, CPU’s experienced professionals are here to help. Our top-caliber cloud services are tailor-made for MSPs who would like to offer their clients comprehensive business continuity planning for every scenario. CPU’s cloud services can be resold as a stand-alone service or bundled with your managed service plan.
CPU has enjoyed 100% remote capabilities for years because of the benefits offered by the cloud. Our partner program doesn’t require any commitment or cost. You resell our cloud services as your own to increase your monthly recurring revenue. You become the trusted advisor to your clients while we back you up whenever needed – offering the resources, marketing materials, and support you need. Contact us to discuss our cloud partner program and maximize your client’s business continuity planning.