Given that the U.S. experienced a historic year of weather and climate disasters in 2017, it reminds us how important it is to be prepared. Yet, many agencies still do not have a Business Continuity Plan and would not survive a disaster. Don’t risk the life of your business to a disaster. View the infographic now to find out what steps your agency can take to ensure you’ll be there when your customers need you most.
Are You Risking the Life of Your Business to a Disaster?
“There is a tendency to think that a large-scale disaster is not going to happen 'where I live.’ The reality is that storms, floods, earthquakes, fires and man-made disasters can strike anytime and anywhere. Planning ahead for your own post-disaster recovery is a good step toward protecting your family, your business and your community.”
Most Severe Natural Disasters of 2017
of companies that suffer from a catastrophic data loss do not survive.
of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more during a disaster, filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster.
- Safeguard your data assets and operations against
- Remain operational and continue service to customers
- Proactively communicate with customers and staff
- Access policy and claims information 24/7
- Eliminate downtime that leads to lost revenue
Given that the U.S. experienced a historic year of weather and climate disasters in 2017, it reminds us how important it is to be prepared. Yet, many insurance agencies still do not have a Business Continuity Plan and would not survive a disaster.
Karen Mills, administrator, Small Business Association (SBA)
Summer – Fall
Midwest Tornado Outbreak
March 6 - 8
Southern Tornado Outbreak and Western Storms
January 20 - 21
February 8 – 22
August 25 - 31
“2017 was a historic year for billion-dollar weather and climate disasters.”
Adam Smith, economist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Your management system data is the lifeline of your business. If you were to permanently lose your data, could your agency recover?
4 Things You Shouldn’t Have to Deal
with During a Disaster
Physical damage to infrastructure can shutter a business for days, even weeks. Could your business sustain an extended
disruption or closure?
University of Texas
National Archives & Records administration in Washington
Inability to Serve Customers
Being there for customers in their time of need is critical for both your clients and your business. Could your agency withstand financial and reputational losses due to poor service?
of unhappy customers who are
non-complainers simply leave.
During a disaster, traditional communication channels may not be available. Could you proactively connect with clients and staff via mobile and social media during and after a disaster?
"The inability of businesses to
communicate with employees
was effectively a death sentence."
Bob Myhre, State Director,
SBDC Florida Network,
on the impact of 2017 Hurricane Season
“A lot of people focus on recovery, and preparedness can be an afterthought. But preparedness should be the primary thought.”
Cristen Hodgers, spokeswoman, American Red Cross Ready Rating program
Be There When Your Customers
Need You Most
For business continuity during a disaster,
build your agency on a strong digital technology
foundation that provides:
Offsite data backup
in the cloud
24/7 online customer
self-service and support
With “always-on” cloud,
mobile and online customer
your digital agency can:
Be there when your customers need you most by becoming a Digital Agency with Applied.
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North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana Drought
Spring – Fall
September 6 - 11
September 19 - 21