Why do you need a Disaster Recovery plan?
Whether your business is in retail, manufacturing or healthcare, companies have never been more connected, or vulnerable.
Many businesses fail to put a strong Disaster Recovery plan in place. Whether at the hands of natural disasters, cyber-attacks or human error – data loss is costly and risky. A strong DR plan would help mitigate common business risks, including:
The impact of cyber attacks
As cloud computing grows and more business data is migrated online, cyber criminals are increasing their efforts to breach business defences. Over the last five years, there has been a massive surge in malware and phishing attempts, such as CryptoLocker, which have been solely focused on businesses.
Natural disaster protection
From floods, fires and tornadoes, all over the world there are a number of uncontrollable circumstances which can ultimately destroy business data and cause your business to experience downtime and lose money.
A Disaster Recovery plan won’t prevent the natural disaster from occurring, but it can ensure that the business is back up and running again as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, no matter how much time you invest in putting together a secure, always available solution, there is no guarantee it will work 100% of the time. From employee mistakes to disk failure, your business needs to have a strong Disaster Recovery solution in place to mitigate any business downtime.
For example, if you own a retail business and an employee damages a server, would your business still be able to complete shop transactions? If there’s no Disaster Recovery solution in place, the stores could be closed for days. With a Disaster Recovery solution the systems could be back up and running within minutes.