disasterprep-nov17-300pxLosing project data can mean hours of lost work—it can really ruin your day! While nobody knows exactly when disaster could strike, the winter season is just around the corner and now is a great time to review some helpful hints for keeping your project safe if the Abominable Snowman (or any of his destructive friends) come around! We asked our Support and IT friends to share their best “disaster preparedness” tips, and here’s what they had to say:

  • Backup that project! If severe weather is looming, make sure you create a backup of your project on our secure server so that we can get you back up and running quickly if the unexpected happens. The more frequently you backup, the less data you will lose!
  • Make sure we have access to your virtual private network (VPN.) If conditions are bad and you can’t make it in to the office, we can log in for you and make backups of your project or fix any issues you may be experiencing.
  • If the weatherman is telling you to expect the Abominable Snowman or any other kind of natural disaster, let Mapcom Support know! We will allocate the necessary resources to keep your project running smoothly and also check in with you to make sure everything is in good shape.
  • Check in with us on our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and website! When we’re expecting bad weather, we’ll post notifications and updates right away and do everything we can to stay up and running. All of our Support techs have the capability to work from home and assist you. We’re here for you no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.

By staying on top of your project backups and keeping Support in the loop, you’ll safeguard your hard work and be prepared for whatever the weather man calls for!