An office flood, fire, power cut, hardware failure or computer virus could bring learning and teaching to a halt and put sensitive student information at risk. 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 are incredibly important for education, a sector where safeguarding students and providing a stable learning environment are the highest priorities.
With a DR plan designed to your institution's unique needs, you can eliminate service interruptions, lost time and disruption to your staff and students. Preparation truly is the key to success, especially considering the financial and operational costs of downtime, which can swamp smaller schools or universities.
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.
Common threats for the education sector include:
A successful DR plan will equip your school 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.
Our consultancy services can help you make a clear business proposal to help you meet even the strictest budgetary requirements.
Does this sound like your current plan? If not, start your process today with the help of our disaster recovery experts.