The Importance of Backup and Disaster Recovery

More than likely, you have spent years building up your successful business. If a disaster strikes, you could lose everything you have worked for in the blink of an eye, unless you have a disaster recovery plan in place. Yet many companies view disaster recovery  as an unnecessary cost; however, one should consider the total cost of ownership of lost data to your business.

According to StorageCraft, the survival rate for businesses without a disaster recovery plan is less than 10 percent. In order to prevent this, it is important to have a business continuity plan in place. There are a number of steps you can take to ensure your information is completely safe.

Plan. First and foremost, you need to develop and implement a disaster recovery plan that works for you. This plan will lay out exactly how information will be recovered and restored in the event of a disaster.

Store off site. Think of this as a vault where your important information is stored. This could be on a tape, hard drive, or an offsite backup facility that’s highly equipped to meet your needs.

Backup regularly. Take a couple minutes out of your day and get into a routine where you are sure to archive information—you won’t regret it. This can be done either periodically, or at the end of each workday.

Netwize was founded with the goal of being your IT solution at a fraction of the cost. Now that you know some initial steps to take, let us take care of the rest of your disaster recovery and backup planning for you. Contact us today!

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