Here are some scary statistics shared in the Fox News article:
On the one hand, big breaches tend to happen to big companies, which may make small businesses feel safe. On the other hand, small businesses can least afford the financial ramifications of a breach. What would you do if a natural disaster caused data loss for your company? What about cyber-attacks? Equipment failure or human error?
According to the National Archives and Records Administration, more than 90 percent of businesses that lose a week of productivity because of data loss go out of business later that year. “Let that,” the Fox News article suggests, “sink in. While a BDR plan won’t prevent a natural disaster from occurring, it will protect your data and ensure that downtime doesn’t compromise your company.”
Could your company survive a significant data loss? If not, what’s the plan?
In July 2016, The Data Center Journal published an article sharing seven guiding principles that make good sense. The first is to plan for the long term, to not “confuse low-cost backup to the cloud with a comprehensive disaster-recovery plan.” The second is to take advantage of current IT resources, whenever possible, rather than assuming you need to rip out all you have and start over. That’s seldom the case.
Other guiding principles recommend that you take advantage of new IT resources, such as hosted solutions. Also, be clear about what needs protected and why. What is used most? What is perhaps used less often but is critical for your business?
And, here’s the bottom line in the article: “The best practice is to prepare for the worst, expect the best and, most importantly, make the necessary investments so that when your CEO asks you what keeps you up at night, your answer is ‘Nothing.’”
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