When Disaster Strikes
In the event of a disaster, the role of communication is paramount. Picture yourself in the aftermath of a large disaster and imagine you need serious help. What is the first thing you will do? You will pick up your phone and try to call for help. Most likely, however, you will not have a signal, and reaching help will become much more complicated. Think of a different scenario: You’re a first responder and you are trying to communicate and organize your efforts to arrange for the most help. In both of these situations, the ability to communicate will be the most important factor in potential success.
The importance of communication in the event of a disaster is simple–organize the recovery effort and get help to those that need it as quickly as possible. Effective communication in those moments will be the foundation for a successful outcome. The problem is that communication often fails in times of disaster.
Building Your Company’s Business Continuity Plan
So what can all this mean for your business? In moments of disaster, many potential problems exist with traditional communication. The first problem is the potential for damage to the physical infrastructure of the traditional communication network. The cell towers and phone lines are likely to be damaged and inoperable. The second is the extreme need for communication and surge in traffic that is likely to occur immediately after an emergency. The extreme traffic will cause an overload for the traditional network and cause an outage, even if infrastructure is still in place.
Our goal at Teleira is to help your organization prepare for a disaster so that you are in a position to ensure a positive outcome, and to ensure business continuity as well for you and your clients. Our products utilize satellite, internet, and cloud based solutions to ensure that when the disaster comes–and it will come–your communication network will be ready. We have years of experience and solutions to fit almost every situation. Visit the About Us page to learn more.