Protecting Documentation Following Disaster

The article is specifically geared towards companies involved in manufacturing, but makes it clear that all companies can benefit from backing up their documents in case of an emergency situation or disaster. Doing so can prevent expenses from delays and regulatory fines.

The article acknowledges that at some point in the future documentation will be virtually paperless, but in the meantime recommends a mixed method for backing up important paperwork. The first method includes freezing documents immediately, and performing inventory counts so that documents can be restored following an event such as flooding.

The second method involves backing up files digitally. Both methods come with a suggestion to use professional services for the process. It is recommended that companies use multiple backups in accessible formats.

 

Reference:
http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/2013/11/26/experts-corner-how-to-preserve-and-recover-documents-after-a-disaster/