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Backup & Disaster Recovery Solutions Are Not All Created Equal
28 Feb, 2020 Unified Network Group

Backup & Disaster Recovery Solutions Are Not All Created Equal

 

Is your organization adequately backing up company data? If the answer is no, you may be surprised to hear that 40-60% of businesses without a data recovery plan in place will never reopen their doors after losing access to key data and operational systems. Could your organization be at risk? If your organization doesn’t have a robust backup and disaster recovery plan in place, this should be your #1 action item to complete as soon as possible.

Not all Backup & Disaster Recovery Solutions Are Created Equal 

You may think that by occasionally backing up your key files is all that is necessary for your business to continue to run in the event of a cyberattack or some other event that causes data loss. The reality is this is simply not enough. You are reliant on remembering to backup your data, which will undoubtedly come back to bite you should you ever actually need to recover that data.

A true backup & disaster recover plan has testing mechanisms to ensure that the procedures that you’re completing actually work and will be sufficient during any type of data loss. Without these tests how will you know if your processes actually work until it’s too late?

Why a Data Recovery Plan is So Important 

Data loss is inevitable. How you respond to data loss can mean the difference between your business staying open and it closing forever. Below are just a few of the reasons why a disaster recovery plan is so important.

  • Hardware Failures Happen – While IT hardware has advanced immensely over the past few decades, it is still not bulletproof. Hardware will undoubtedly fail and so you must plan for this to happen. Working with a company like Unified Network Group allows you to have a plan in place to ensure all of your important data is backed up safely and securely so that you’re protected in the event of any type of data loss or cyberattack.
  • Humans Make Mistakes – Many times we assume that most data loss occurs due to hardware failure or cyberattacks. The reality is that many times a simple human mistake such as deleting key company data can lead to major problems within an organization. This is why it’s critical that users only have access to the bare minimum of data to fulfill the duties of their jobs.
  • No One is Immune to IT Disasters – It’s important to realize that no matter how large or small your organization may be, no one is immune from IT disasters. It’s better to just assume that they will happen than to go around denying that you’ll ever fall victim to one of these catastrophes.
Contact Unified Network Group to Put a Disaster Recovery Plan in Place

If this article has brought up some hard truths, it’s time to “face the music” and put a disaster recovery plan in place before it’s too late. To learn more about the importance of disaster recovery solutions, contact your Greenville IT Services Provider, Unified Network Group, by visiting us online or by phone at 864-278-0202.

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