It’s interesting that amid all of the chatter about the world ending in 2012, the rate of natural disasters on our planet has noticeably increased. According to the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters, there were 385 such disasters from 2000-2009 – a 67 percent increase over the previous decade, and a 233 percent increase over the 1980s.
Coincidence? Perhaps. Perhaps not.
Regardless of what you believe about the much-touted apocalypse, one thing is certain: We can expect to continue experiencing natural disasters – and most likely at a faster rate than ever before, if the numbers are any indication.
What this means for many businesses is that the likelihood of getting hit with a disaster, and potentially ending up with damaged documents and other property losses, is greater than ever. That’s why it’s especially critical during these tumultuous times to start thinking about the nuts and bolts of disaster recovery.
Because information is often one of a company’s most vital assets, document restoration planning is an important part of preparing for a disaster. Water damaged documents can begin to grow mold within 48 hours, which means quick action is essential. The more planning you do in advance, the faster the document restoration process will go.
By establishing a relationship with a company that specializes in restoring damaged documents, you can get the basics out of the way now so that when disaster strikes, your recovery team can mobilize quickly and efficiently. That way, when the world doesn’t end, your business will be one of the first to get back on its feet.
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