Sunday, January 19, 2014

"The minute you think that you got it made, disaster is just around the corner"

By Guest dcs Accounting & Tax Services  Blogger
Scott Gingold
Computer Troubleshooters of Bethlehem

Talk to anyone who has owned a business for any period of time and this quote from the late Joe Paterno is a clear -cut reality.

As it relates to technology all too often we see businesses who fail to plan for disaster.  The reasons usually include a fear about costs involved to a belief that catastrophe will never happen to them.  As for the expense involved, there are a myriad of options available based on your needs and budget.  The key to success is the vendor asking the right questions (i.e.. how long can you live without access to your data and computers)  to the business owner fully grasping what the loss of its computer systems would mean to the business.

With regard to thinking disasters will never come to your door, please consider some examples of storms that profoundly impacted businesses in our area.

        - Little Lehigh Creek floods in 1993
        - The North American Blizzard of 1996
        - Delaware River Floods in 2004, 2005, and 2006
        - Valentines Day Storm of 2007
        - Halloween Nor'easter in 2011
        - Superstorm Sandy in 2012

Even if your business was not impacted by any of these storms, several times a year I encounter businesses who directly and severely hurt by a broken water pipe, fire, burglary or vandalism. 

Having the right backup and disaster recovery devices and plans is not a luxury but an absolute necessity.  Also please make certain that you have the right insurance coverage in place to cover any losses.

  At Computer Troubleshooters like dcs Accounting & Tax Services, we understand that our role is to be your trusted advisor, not salespeople or order clerks.

Please contact Computer Troubleshooters of Bethlehem for a free, no obligation review of your current systems and needs.  

About Scott Gingold: Scott is a graduate of Rutgers, in NJ business, Management and marketing.  Owner of Computer Troubleshooters of Bethlehem a full service IT company that serves both residential and business customers.
Also Scott is  radio talk show host of Business 101 on WGPA at 11AM on Saturdays from 8AM-9AM listen online at

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