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What is a Disaster Recovery Policy?

Friday, 8 October 2021

Disaster Recovery Policy – 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.

 

For more information, arrange a meeting with our local team by contacting us.

 

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