The benefits of preparing for the worst-case scenario
Whether you run a big corporation or an SME; losing data is not only frustrating but could also mean lost revenue, so it pays to have a disaster recovery policy in place.
Data loss can happen for a variety of reasons including accidental deletion, flood, or fire damage as well as many other factors, however, the number one cause is theft.
In a report released by Small Business Trends in April 2021, alarming statistics showed that 43% of cyberattacks target small businesses, with 60% of these businesses going bust within 6 months due to the data breach.
And the theft is not always due to an external source.
A survey completed by Varonis via Comparitech found that around 33% of folders used by a company are not password-protected and are left wide open for everyone to access – including staff members with ulterior motives.
So, what can you do?
As with most things, prevention is better than cure, so it pays (literally) to have a disaster recovery policy in place.
The best place to start is to ensure you have robust backup processes and procedures, ideally to an off-site location, so if something happens to your workplace, the backup is unaffected.
It’s also worth investigating new technologies, such as cloud-based architecture which has paved the way for disaster recovery solutions by providing secure, fast, and continuous backup and data restoration services.
What to do next?
Simple – let us help you review your current backup activity and develop a robust process to protect your business should the worst happen.
We offer a Backup and Disaster Recovery Service that can help almost any business in any sector and the best part is it can be scaled as your business grows.
Our daily back-ups run continuously in the background, storing your data in a choice of onsite or offsite locations and with multiple layers of security, you have extra peace of mind.
What’s more, we offer a range of cloud and hard drive options to ensure maximum protection for all your digital files, including data encryptions, disaster prevention diagnostics and hardware replacement.
So, whether you’re a single or multi-site organisation, our experts will look to understand your business to find the best backup and disaster solution that matches your needs and develop a policy to safeguard your company.