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Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) Plan: A Necessity, Not a Luxury

CATEGORIES - News, Security, Technology
Jul
18

Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

“As a digitally active business in 2016, you can’t afford to lose your data. Whether at the hands of a natural disaster, human error, or cyber attack, data loss is costly and extremely risky. That’s why you need a backup and disaster recovery solution.” (Fox News)

Here are some scary statistics shared in the Fox News article:

  • Enterprise-level data loss has increased by more than 400 percent over the past couple of years. (Security Week)
  • Data breaches will cost companies more than $2.1 trillion by 2019. (IT Web)
  • Even “small” data breaches cost between $18,120 and $35,730. (Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report)

Small Business Perspective

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?

Choosing the Right Server Backup and Disaster Recovery 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.’”

Fully Managed Vidius Solutions IT Lifecycle

When it’s time for your business to create or update your IT system, here are reasons why Vidius Solutions IT is the smart choice.

  • We provide a customized solution. We first learn all we can about your IT goals, as well as your business model and company culture. We do this by listening to you, and also observing you work.
  • We review your current IT environment and how you handle daily work flow. We fully agree with the principle listed above – that, if something isn’t broken, you don’t need to fix it. So, we integrate what works well into the overall system.
  • We present you with a tailored collaborative IT solution and implementation plan.
  • We will then manage your systems and devices, so you don’t need to worry about that.
  • As your IT needs evolve, we’re there to help, whether that means expanding your current system, upgrading equipment – or creating a complete new infrastructure.

Find out more about our fully managed IT lifecycle and, when you’re ready to discuss your IT goals and needs, contact us online or call 800-518-8230.

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