Fact: Data loss can seriously harm a healthy business
It is estimated that more than 80% of companies that experience a business interruption of more than 5 days, without a recovery plan, go out of business within a year. Most others never fully recover.
The 3 simple truths
When it comes to protecting your organisation’s data, there are three simple truths:
- Reliable backup is essential.
- Backups are truly your last line of defence when something goes wrong.
- It’s not a matter of if you need a good backup and disaster recovery plan, but when you will need it.
Why you need a backup and disaster recovery plan
- Machines and hardware fail. The reliability of technology has improved vastly in recent years, but it is still prone to failure. And when it does, the consequences can be devastating.
- Even the best people make mistakes. Human error is among the hardest mistakes to prevent. A major data loss incident can be just a point-and-click away. It’s easy for someone to accidentally delete data, or to delete the wrong data.
- Some people just aren’t very nice. It’s vital to have a security policy that determines exactly who has access to what. But you also need a reliable recovery plan. We can help you with both.
- There are some things you just can’t control. Nature can be brutal, but with the right advice, you can take some simple steps to protect against it.
Disasters come in many forms
When most people think of a disaster, they tend to think of something that causes massive physical devastation, such as a fire, an earthquake or a flood. But sometimes it’s the simple things that can cause the most harm.
- Loss of data. A deleted folder, ransomware that encrypts files on your server, or a corrupt database.
- Loss of an application. Changes to security or configuration, or even a failed software update.
- Loss of a system. Hardware failure, or a crashed operating system.
- Loss of business location. An electrical outage, a fire, a flood, civil commotion.
- Loss of connectivity. Telecommunications failure, resulting in loss of access to your other business locations, or critical cloud services.
- Loss of operations. Any of the above can result in a total loss of business operations.
Protect against catastrophic data loss today
You can’t predict when you will need to execute your disaster recovery plan, but you can be sure of one thing: at some point in the future, you are going to need it.
We have helped many customers recover from what could easily have been a devastating data loss. All of these organisations have one thing in common: we helped them to implement a backup and disaster recovery plan in advance. And, just as importantly, we were on hand when they really needed us.
To find out how we can help you to protect your business-critical data, please contact us.