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December 16, 2019 - Thrive Admin

Disaster Recovery for Your Business

If you think about how much you depend on technology in your business you will already have added perspective as to the necessity of disaster recovery plans ? The majority of businesses in this day and age are massively reliant on tech. Whether of it is technology for storing information and data or tech for sending information and communicating with clients and customers, we all depend on our information technology systems. And although our technology is great and functions as it should most of the time, there can be issues where our tech fails to work or is impacted on. This may occur through human error or natural disaster, however the consequence remains the same: you have a technology failure or disruption that can be a enormous detriment to the operation of your business. 

Depending on the nature of your business, this tech outage might be minor or catastrophic. The process of recovering from a technology disruption is called IT disaster recovery, and if you do not have this in place, you may find it hard to recover fast enough to see minimal impact on your business. There’s certainly value in understanding some of the key ways in which disaster recovery can save your business and some of the key scenarios in which disaster recovery may be required.

Why Disaster Recovery?

Every day you rely on technology to function and communicate with your employees and customers. If you suddenly lost access to this information what would happen? Would you lose profits? Would you lose the capacity to operate your business? Put simply, a disaster recovery plan allows you to endure minimum downtime and to get your business up and running again following a ‘disaster’ – delivering peace of mind and ongoing profitability.

Bottom line is that the world is unpredictable and anything can happen. You can have all the insurance in the world but if you have mission-critical functions and applications, your insurance isn’t going to get your systems online again. The only thing that can protect you against an outage is disaster recovery.

How Disaster Recovery Can Save Your Business

1. There’s a catastrophic hardware failure

One of the biggest concerns a business owner has is keeping their server room operating at an optimum temperature and ensuring that data management is performed safely and with plenty of backups. It is essential to both back up your business data in a secure location, and to also implement mission-critical functionality that can be rolled out in the event of a catastrophic hardware failure. This might be something as simple as identifying a core/skeleton staff that can operate the business at a minimum and ensuring that a remote location is available to perform these functions.

2. There’s a natural disaster

Technology has come a long way when you think back to even the turn of the century, nowadays we’re far more likely to have data and significant information stored in the cloud which makes getting online a lot easier. Again though, you need to consider what would happen if your office had a fire or flood and how you would continue to serve your customers – even at a minimum – and ensure that this is available to you.

3. You experience human error

No one is perfect. Not even us – though we’re pretty close. From time to time there will be a human error which takes place, whether it’s a file that’s deleted or a system that’s corrupted through someone’s mistake. If this happens it can be just as catastrophic which is where a data recovery system can be invaluable.

4. You get hacked/corrupted

In today’s day and age, no one is immune from the long fingers of cyber-crime. It is imperative for both the successful operation of your business and your business’ reputation to ensure you have comprehensive disaster recovery systems in place in the event of a hack.

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No business is immune from disaster and from the threat of losing access to data and information. When you have a disaster recovery plan in place, you can ensure that any loss of data and access is minor and temporary. A good disaster recovery plan works to repair confidence in your business and to ensure profitability. At Wowrack, we work with you to ensure that your disaster recovery plan is comprehensive and suitable for your business. We make sure you have everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Get peace of mind with us.

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