We’ve been doing a lot of talking about disaster recovery plans, why you need one, and the many benefits of having one. Today, we’re going to talk about a couple of the situations where you will need to have a plan. Some situations can cause your company to be down for weeks. Can your business handle possible weeks of lost revenue? Whatever disaster situation may arise can leave you struggling if you aren’t well prepared with a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.
Meteorologists do their best to predict when a natural disaster is coming, but these predictions aren’t always accurate. Natural disasters are not always predictable, and they are extremely unforgiving. Hurricanes, fires, and all manner of water damage can cause catastrophic data loss if you aren’t properly prepared. This is why you should have all of your data safely backed up, and you should have a disaster recovery plan in place. Anything can happen, and you want your company to be ready.
Another big threat to your data is malware attacks. There are so many schemes out there that have been specifically designed by criminals to get your data, and oftentimes, your money. If there is someone out there looking for sensitive information about you or your clients, you will want to make sure your firewall can keep them out. If a security breach occurs, that will not only put your company at risk, but your employees and customers as well.
Hardware and Software Malfunction
No matter how high-quality your company’s computers and software are, nothing is infallible. Whether because of “user error” or the tech is just aging, anything can stop working without warning. Companies may think that if they purchase the top of the line computer infrastructure, they won’t have to worry about a recovery plan. They can get lured into a false sense of security by the shiny new thing. In the tech world, just because something is newer doesn’t always make it better. Regardless of whether your company’s tech is brand new and the latest thing on the market, or it was purchased “re-furbished”, you will want to make sure you have a plan in place just in case something goes wrong.
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