I guess you have an expert who is responsible for your software. It doesn’t matter if you just have a website or a complex software solution. Even your collaboration works perfectly, you should be sure you are ready for bad times.
When you need to stop your collaboration with the person who is responsible for your software, you need to be sure he can’t attack your business. Well, based on my experiences I created this article and I hope it will help you to be ready for everything.
Let’s start with a short story happened to my client. One day they found out they don’t have images on their website anymore. Is it a problem? Of course it is, especially when the website is the main sales channel. What happened? The team that built their website hosted images on own server. It was a different server than for other website files. Well, they migrated main website files after they stopped the collaboration with the team, but nobody knew about the images server. The dev team removed all images from their server. How we resolved this weird situation? We asked a company that hosted the images for all images, set up a new image server and upload all images. The problem is we waited for hours to get all the images, the client paid extra money to the first company for all images to fix the main sales channel.
I created a checklist for you with the main points you should be sure you can check. Keep in mind, this is just a basic list.
It’s much cheaper to ask some expert who can easily double-check you are safe than let someone attack your business.