Monsoon Season Digital Safety

by Mike Hunter

Monsoon season, officially recognized as extending beyond traditional summer months to the end of September, may not threaten the physical devastation of such natural disasters as an earthquake or hurricane, but a monsoon does have the potential to cause a power outage. Today’s businesses, which rely heavily on their computers and electronic devices to remain operational, can mitigate risks of being impacted during such an event.

Cox Business offers the following tips to help businesses protect their digital devices this monsoon season.

  • Back up files before monsoon weather hits; businesses may even have online backup included with their Internet service at no additional charge.
  • Connect to the closest Wi-Fi hotspot location in the event of a power outage; with some carriers, this connection is free.
  • Use the call forwarding option on the office line to a mobile phone so that calls can continue to route to a designated number even if services or power is down.
  • Consider using a waterproof case to protect mobile devices from water damage when on the go in rainy weather.
  • Use surge protectors to safeguard office electronics.
  • Large businesses can store information on a remote server in a data center to prevent loss of server files when the power is out.

Additionally, Cox Business Security Solutions offers detection services with water and flood monitoring to alert a business when it has been compromised by storms.

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