If Disaster Strikes, Will your Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan Work?
You hear it all the time from us—back up your data, keep your virus protection current, and install and maintain a firewall to protect yourself and data from hackers, online threats and even physical disasters.
However, while these precautions will certainly help you avoid problems, they CAN’T do anything if you don’t have a good backup and disaster recovery plan in place.
Is Your Technology a Disaster Waiting to Happen?
We all know that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure; yet, backup and disaster recovery planning often takes a distant second to the daily deadlines and pressures of running a Business. That means that some companies may end up offline and without your data after a simple lightening or winter snow storm. The image on the right is the Power-Outage situation during the freak October 2011 snowstorm as reported by Connecticut Power & Light. The black key represents close to 100% power loss. We experienced the same after hurricane Sandy and FEMA felt compelled issue their own IT Disaster Recovery suggestions.
For these reasons we offer Our FREE Disaster Recovery Plan. Call today and get started!
Rather than play a guessing game when it comes to disasters, organizations leveraging our backup and disaster recovery planning and implementation services are prepared for the unexpected, regardless of the situation. The technology not only keeps important data and assets quickly recoverable, but employees can access the resources from anywhere with an internet connection. With the knowledge that you have a backup and disaster recovery plan comes peace-of-mind. Call today!
Meet with us! As bleak as it looks there are technologies available that let business continue working during disaster - we will discuss those with you. For another look at Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning with Computer Systems Support & Design click this link.
The Risk for Disaster is Real
Disasters are not always the result of high winds and rain. In the past two years, 52% of businesses experienced an unforeseen interruption, and the vast majority (81%) of these interruptions caused the business to be closed for one or more days.
Don’t think that could ever happen to you? Consider this: “data-erasing disasters” can also take the form of office fires and broken water pipes. If a fire started in your building, the parts that were not burned beyond recovery would probably be destroyed by the firemen’s efforts and copious amounts of water. You may recall the truck that drove into an office building in Westport, Connecticut closing it for months. But even more common is software corruption, hardware failures, human error and theft!
Disaster Recovery Questions You Need To Answer
A backup and disaster recovery plan doesn't have to be complicated, time-consuming or expensive. Start by asking yourself the following questions...
|Do you back up your data daily to both an onsite and offsite location?|
|Are you absolutely certain that your backup copy is valid, complete and not corrupt? How do you know for sure?|
|If disaster strikes, HOW would you get your data back, and how long would it take? In many cases it takes days and often weeks;
what would you do during that period of time?
|Do you have copies of all the software licenses and discs in a safe location that could be accessed in the event of having to rebuild your server?|
|Would you and your employees have a way to access your network remotely if you couldn't get to the office?|
|Do you store important passwords in a secure place that partners can access if you are unavailable?|
|Do you have a UPS (uninterruptible power supply) device in place to keep your network and other critical data operations running during a power outage?|
This is NOT a complete list of course, but it is a good start to get you thinking in the right direction.
Our FREE Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan Helps You Prepare
We decided to help our clients get their “IT house” in order by giving away a FREE Backup and Disaster Recovery Audit. At no charge or obligation, we’ll come to your office, review your current disaster recovery plan (or lack of one!) and provide a simple action plan on what you need to do to make sure your company can always be up and running.
More than a Disaster Recovery Plan... A Disaster Recovery Solution
Call today or fill out the form at right and let us show you how we can give you the peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that you have a partner if the worst-case happens.