Call Center Disaster Recovery: Outage Issue

Call Center Disaster Recovery:

Q. Any advice on how a call center can proactively prepare to handle an outage issue?

A. Call centers of ALL sizes must have a solid disaster recovery plan in place. A disaster recovery plan will be of immense  help in such situations as:

  • Natural disaster


  • Power outage


  • Equipment failure


  • Telephone system maintenance, emergency or planned


  • Construction or reconfiguration of the physical plant


  • Disruption of business due to civil instability


Here are some really good articles loaded with practical, easy-to-implement ideas for call center disaster recovery 

Keeping the Lines Open When Disaster Hits

Building a Disaster Recovery Plan Step-by-Step

Myra looks forward to answering your questions about customer service, contact center management, and customer service training. Please e-mail Myra at or tweet her at @myragolden.

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Myra Golden is an author, trainer and keynote speaker who has been helping companies for over twenty years to improve the customer experience through her customer service training workshops. Myra has a master’s degree in human relations and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, helping her to understand the challenges of developing the best customer experience as it relates to the psychology of the employees. Myra has helped Verizon Business, McDonald’s, Coca-Cola, Michelin Tires, Frito-Lay, Vera Bradley and many others improve the customer experience through her training. She was named one of the Top 10 Customer Service Bloggers by Huffington Post and she is the co-author of Beyond WOW!

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