Disaster Recovery Planning
Does Your Business Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?
Do you have a Disaster Recovery plan to protect your company’s sensitive data? If you experience a disaster, how much business will you lose, per hour, and how quickly will you be able to get your business back online? Most companies do not think of a disaster recovery plan, until it’s too late. When it comes to disaster recovery, it is incredibly important for today’s business to be proactive and have a plan in place, before disaster actually strikes.
While most companies think of a natural disaster affecting their business, such as inclement weather or fire, more and more often, companies are becoming vulnerable to cyber-attacks. If your sensitive data is breached, it could have a significant impact on your business. We understand the importance of having a disaster recovery plan and the negative impact it can have without one.
Our Disaster Recovery Services include:
- Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)
- Database Backup Strategies
- LAN – Local Area Networks
- PBX Backup Strategies
- Application Backup Strategies
- Cold Spare PBX
- Cold Spare Data Equipment
- Disaster Recovery Consulting
Below are just some of the benefits of having an IT Disaster Recovery plan:
- Equipment Failures
No company is immune to having a hardware failure or Internet connection problem. It can be costly for any organization to try to eliminate all points of failure, within their network, but having a disaster recovery plan, is paramount, in the event that your equipment fails. An effective disaster recovery plan can ensure that you do not lose data or business, in the event of a catastrophic network or equipment failure. One way to ensure that your business is not interrupted is to outsource part of your IT structure to a Disaster Recovery as a Service managed data center.
- Human Error
Human beings are not perfect and often make mistakes. Even the most seasoned IT professionals can forget an important step, or procedure, resulting in the loss of data. Creating a well-thought-out disaster recovery plan, that can perform a series of tasks such as online backup, will allow your organization to quickly restore data, without losing any important information, in the event of human failure. As well, by utilizing firewalls, antivirus and anti-spyware software, you can ensure that there are no security breaches, in your network, such as a port being left open, that compromises your data.
- Customers Expect More
Competition, in all industries, has caused business to examine every weak link in their organization, to ensure that they can provide the highest level of support to their customers. For businesses that store sensitive client data, having a disaster recovery plan will ensure that your customers do not have a negative experience with your business. It’s important not to give your customers a reason to leave, particularly if it could have been prevented with an effective disaster recovery plan.
- It’s Cheaper to Keep a Customer than Create a New One
Trying to reacquire a customer, who left after a breach in security, can be nearly impossible. It is difficult to earn a customer, in the first place, but if they experience an outage or loss of data, while working with your organization, you may never get them back. Their trust in your business will be gone. When it comes to preventable IT disasters, customers have very little patience and expect your organization to have a plan in place, in the event of a disaster.
- Disasters Happen
No company is immune to an IT disaster, but there are many things that you can do to quickly recover. An ideal disaster recovery plan might place your production servers in a top-tier data center, at least 45 miles away, in the event of a severe natural disaster. This would ensure that your data and company information are protected, ensuring that you do not experience any downtime. Having an effective disaster recovery plan, in place, will put your company in a position to survive even the most brutal IT disasters.
Clarus Communications helps companies with their IT Disaster Recovery plans, to design and deploy a flexible, scalable and reliable solution. Use the form on the right side of this page to reach out to us today. We’ll work with you to design a disaster recovery plan that will meet your needs now, as well as in the future.