Disaster Planning and Recovery
Do You Have A Plan "B" In Place?
It’s ok, you can admit it. Most likely your answer is no you don’t have a plan B in place for most disaster scenarios. Let’s talk about Business Continuity in plain English without all the marketing talking points shall we?
Your business depends on technology for everyday operations but what happens when that technology stops working? No we’re not talking about some of the obvious problems like a hard drive failure or an internet outage either, your business can come to a grinding halt at any moment. Everything from an external threat to an innocent action by an employee.
That’s why you need a Plan B for every scenario that might impact your business. It’s not only about the frustration of not being able to work, it’s about the large amounts of payroll cash you are paying for every hour your company is idle.
The question you need to ask yourself is simple. What is going to cost you more annually – Contracting with an IT company to develop a Plan B for every disaster or paying all your staff to sit idle for a few days?
The answer should be clear.
Having A Backup Isn't Good Enough
Everyone thinks they have a backup. Every IT company says they have a backup but what does a backup really mean?
A backup means you have a copy of your mission critical data somewhere else. In the event of a disaster how long will it take to get that data back? How long is that data retained so if a disaster is discovered 6 months later can you rewind the clock? Is the backup of your data tamper proof?
Exactly. That’s where we come in as we don’t deploy just average backups that one can you also expect to see for a home user. You expect your data to be kept forever. You can expect a complete snapshot of your server to be taken on a daily basis. You can also expect us to prove you are getting this service with daily reports.
IT Security Is Disaster Prevention
This isn’t another scare tactic, these are facts. Cyber crimes are increasing and it’s not about just holding your data for ransom and asking for bitcoins.
The latest trend is holding your data hostage and threatening to make it public. Paying out money to get your data back is one thing, having sensitive info posted for the whole world to see is something very different.
It doesn’t matter what size business you are, you need good security. The only way to prevent a cyber disaster from ransomware to extortion is deploy a solid, multi level security solution that prevents it from the first place.