Plan. Prevent. Protect.

Hurricanes. Floods. Even terrorist attacks. These types of disasters—both natural and man-made—can bring your company productivity to a complete standstill.

Not anymore. At Advanced Resolutions, we’ll back up your valuable information as easy-to-protect digital copies which can be safely stored offsite or in your preferred networking cloud. Recovering your data—and maintaining business continuity—couldn’t be easier. You can simply send us your items to be digitized in the mail, and we will return them along with the duplicated digital data on a hard drive. More on that here.

Being prepared for an emergency includes protecting your organization’s most critical assets. Without access to their vital records and information, organizations will have difficulty serving customers, securing new business, or keeping up with the day-to-day activities needed to function in the face of a disaster.

Paper and High Water Don’t Mix Well.

When hurricane Sandy came through the eastern United States, she created more downstream devastation than one  might expect. Immeasurable amounts of edata got wet, destroyed, or remains missing completely. Luckily, data recovery companies can attempt to bring back images when a damaged hard or external drive was recovered.

Paper documents do not have the luxury of recovery. Many homes filled with personal documents, records, journals, books, logs, family photos etc. were  destroyed forever. Events like this are not common, but they can devastate vital memories, family archives, or important government records.

Thousands of will, trust, estate planning and business incorporation documents were lost to fire, wind and water damage. Many of these documents will have to be recreated. Bar associations and law firms are mobilizing attorneys to help the poor, including pro bono work replacing destroyed legal documents.

Generally, to prevent loss of vital documents, it’s a good idea place the originals or copies in a watertight container and secure that container where it is best protected and can easily be located. It is also a good idea to make copies of vital and important documents and mail them to a friend or relative you can trust to keep them safe and retrievable. Digitizing your records may be the simplest way to protect your records. A cloud based backup is a good idea since many servers are run on  a duplicated system.

By digitally converting your files, you can maintain access to your data in case of:

  • Fires
  • Earthquakes
  • Floods
  • Hurricanes
  • Tornadoes
  • Document Deletion
  • Industry Espionage
  • Employee Sabotage
  • Terrorist Attacks

We can also help you better manage your original documents. Paper and graphics. Photographs and slides. Blueprints and much more. Ask us about our:

  • Tiered document management solutions
  • System integration services
  • Customer data redundancy plans
  • Open standards for imaging system compatibility

Whatever you need to keep your data more accountable, we offer the disaster recovery and document management solutions that can help.

Government Help is Available for Recovery of a few Documents

When papers are lost permanently such as: birth certificates, Social Security Cards, drivers’ licenses, tax records, etc. – there are steps to take to obtain new ones. The State of New York and FEMA are have asked governmental agencies to expedite the printing of papers for those that were affected by Sandy.

Birth certificates:

www.vitalchek.com *Small Fee involved

New York Driver Licences:

www.dmv.ny.gov/index.htm

Social Security Cards:

www.ssa.gov/ssnumber

Federal Tax Records:

www.irs.gov

New York State Tax Records:

www.tax.ny.gov/help/contact/how_to_reach.htm