Who Needs Business Disaster Recovery?

October 30, 2018 by Ying-Hui Chen

As winter approaches, so does the weather-related outages. Is your business prepared?

If you are a business that’s subject to compliance regulations or has mission-critical communications to protect (eg. Financial Institutions and Healthcare organizations), it’s especially crucial to have a system that offers disaster recovery to ensure your business continuity. However, having a fall-back plan is not just for natural disasters like hurricanes, fire, winter storms – it’s for anything that can disrupt your business!

What is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster recovery is a system that allows your business to maintain normal communications despite the power, telephone, and Internet outages or other business disasters.  

Why Do I Need to Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

On average, it takes at least days or weeks to recover a business disaster. Many companies think they can afford small phone line outage and leave their phones unprotected. Nevertheless, even small outage could potentially cost your company major amounts.

When your company’s primary customer interaction channel is down, this not only will affect your current businesses but also damage your permanent reputation and credibility. Therefore, having a reliable plan will keep you from losing businesses and your reputation.

Who Offers a Disaster Avoidance & Recovery Plan

There are many service providers on the market include disaster recovery in their service plan. Star2Star’s StarRecovery is one of the popular options.

StarRecovery detects the issue and automatically takes over as your phone system during an outage at your business. Calls will be rerouted to designated cell phones, landlines, or other desired locations. They also provide all the features and functionality of a Star2Star business communications phone system, including:

  • Unlimited voicemail
  • Email delivery of voicemail
  • Customized call routing
  • Conference rooms

Best of all, StarRecovery system is in the cloud – this means that you don’t need to pay for or deploy any equipment at your business location. With just a few pennies a day, you will be the most reliable business in your industry!

Do you have a disaster recovery plan? Are you prepared for the winter power outage? Call one of our VoIP experts at 1-800-398-8647 today to learn more!


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