Backup and Disaster Recovery
What would happen if…
- A laptop was stolen from an employee’s car or maybe at an airport?
- Your data or accounting files got corrupted and were not functional?
- An employee checked their personal email at work and inadvertently clicked a link that encrypted your entire network and by lunchtime you were hit with a ransom demand?
- A user accidentally deleted a whole folder full of important documents?
Could you recover?
Misfortunes happen every day in businesses. Files become corrupt. Hard drives fail. Employees accidentally delete folders, and ransomware attacks turn crucial business files into undecipherable gibberish.
Your business needs to be prepared for minor misfortunes as well as major disasters. This means you need an appropriate data backup and IT disaster recovery plan.
Obviously not all businesses are the same, so how do you know what backup and disaster recovery plan fits you?
When developing a Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan there are many factors that must be considered. The goal should be to craft a strategy that will fit the business’ unique situation. In order to do that, you must consider the type of data you store, what is customary for your industry, and what additional security requirements have to be met for your data?
Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Identify What Data Needs to Be Backed Up
- Determine When the Backup should run
- Select the Type of backup method to Use
- Select Where to Store Files
- Determine How to Test the Backup Files
When some people see the term Disaster Recovery, they think backups. However, having backups is only one part of a true IT Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan.
We’ve all seen the pictures of burning buildings and tornadoes ripping through structures. Then we are given the scary spiel about how 93% of businesses will shut down within 5 years of experiencing that disaster.
Statistically this is true.
However, let’s be honest, the reality is the biggest threat to your business is on your payroll and walks in your door Monday through Friday!
At Computek we know how important every file, spreadsheet and database is to your business. Our comprehensive backup and disaster recovery solutions are designed to provide a fast recovery time in case of a major disaster, corrupt file, hardware failure, or just an accidental employee error.
Crafting a plan for your business should be necessary, but not daunting. Our experts will work with you to examine your business needs and compliance requirements. We will develop a solution tailored specifically to you.
Contact us today to see how we can give you IT Peace of Mind.
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