In these uncertain economic times, it pays to make sure you have plans in place to make sure your business continues running in the event of a supplier going out of business. In the case of a web site, it can be a difficult area. If your developer goes out of business you may well find your web site off line – not good news for any organisation. Even worse, you may lose it. But how do you mitigate against the risks? Here are 6 ways you can protect yourself from the worst happening:
1. Know Who Does What
Many web design and development companies will sub-contract work to other groups. They do this to keep costs down and be able to deliver a wider range of services without the associated overheads.
For a client, this represents risk – being fully aware of who does what is essential in being able to plan for a disaster.