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.
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?
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.
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.