An office flood, fire, power cut, hardware failure or computer virus could bring operations to a halt. As a key decision maker, do you know your disaster recovery (DR) plan? Maybe it's been a few years since you last re-evaluated your DR plan and it's time to set new priorities and put your plan to the test.
Disaster recovery plans relate specifically to the IT components of your business and fit into an overall strategy for business continuity, which also involves the people and processes that would be affected by a disaster.
With a DR plan designed to your exact specifications, you can eliminate the service interruptions, economic losses and disruption to your team and customers. Preparation truly is the key to success, especially considering the costs of downtime, which can swamp small and medium sized businesses.
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More than just lost revenue, downtime puts your sensitive data at risk, and compromises mission-critical apps or services. Depending on your industry, lost personal data could leave you in breach of compliance regulations and at risk for major fines or disciplinary action.
If you're re-evaluating your DR plan or building one from scratch, don't just focus on the worst-case scenarios, like an earthquake. This tunnel vision diverts your focus from simpler vulnerabilities in your system, like infrequent backups or legacy hardware on its last legs.
A successful DR plan will equip your business with a cost effective means of replicating your critical IT systems to an enterprise class secondary location. It is tested frequently and can scale with your business as your needs evolve.
Does this sound like your current plan? If not, start your process today with the help of our disaster recovery experts.