Every location has challenges. The ocean-view, warm-breeze office of the founder’s entrepreneurial dreams comes with a nasty side of typhoon season.  The high-rise, city center, life-of-the-party view of the Eiffel Tower office suite … a case of mid-July heatwave brown-outs.  Even the “safest” locations have their unique challenges from wildfires to volcanoes or single-grid access.

In today’s globally connected IT world, it’s likely that you are responsible for offices that are thousands of miles away –  where there may be threats that you aren’t aware of. . . or prepared for. While protecting against blizzards in Boston, and tornadoes in Kansas are obvious, but did you know that heatwaves have shut down Paris? Political unrest can take down power supplies?

There may also be threats closer to home you that haven’t considered. Did you know a leading cause of downtime is actually not about the local climate, but employees? Then there’s the universally dreaded, ever-present Ransomware. Software protection updates that don’t quite work out in spite of testing.

Regardless of where you hang your hat, you are guaranteed to be exposed to a diverse set of business continuity challenges.  The job of the operations and IT professional is to anticipate, prepare, and react when needed. With a little bit of prep, some in-depth planning and a lot of tenacity, it is possible to prepare for the inevitable, the likely, and the rare types of disaster.

To help prepare for what may come, Unitrends has gathered information on the top threats that may impact your offices based on their location around the world.  Use the data in a few ways:  play with our interactive map with the top threats or find out only what you need to know with the customized tool below.  With the tool, you will enter in your locations and a few details about your environments and we will give you a customized report about the unique challenges in locations you manage (or dream of managing. Bali, anyone?). The output also contains information on 8 top disaster recovery strategies and how they apply to each region.