A recent study discovered that, of companies experiencing a "major loss" of computer records, 43 percent never reopened, 51 percent closed within two years of the loss, and a mere 6 percent survived over the long-term. For small and medium-sized businesses (SMB's) in particular, these statistics suggest the necessity of crafting a Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity strategy grounded in a robust data backup and recovery solution.
Unlike enterprises, many small and mid-sized businesses cannot afford the optimal in-house strategies and technical solutions required to successfully initiate or execute in the event of a disaster. If this sounds like your business, you are currently running at an elevated risk of being put out of business due to any major loss of data.
Loss of data could mean emails lost, accounting data lost, patient or client files lost, company records lost, client legal records or orders lost, and so on.
Through our years of experience in this area we know that disaster recovery is a major concern of an entire organization, not just data processing. To develop an effective plan, all departments should be involved. Within all departments the critical needs should be identified. Critical needs include all information and equipment needed in order to continue operations should a department be destroyed or become inaccessible.
Our specialist Disaster Recovery Consulting Team can help you devise a near bulletproof Disaster Recovery Plan, so that you can have total piece of mind that your critical systems and processes are safe, and/or can recover from any potential data loss situation.
Along with a Disaster Recovery Plan, a Business Continuity Plan is the blueprint for how businesses plan to survive everything from local equipment failure to global disaster. Data-oriented BCP, an indispensable component of business planning regardless of organization size, poses the following challenges. Smaller businesses in particular, generally lack the in-house IT resources to achieve these demanding planning, technical and process requirements.
Therefore, many SMB's either neglect to implement any data-oriented business continuity plan or else approach data backup and recovery in a sporadic, rudimentary fashion that fails to conform to the best practices of BCP.
Traditional Tape - Gain peace of mind by knowing that your tapes are rotated offsite and backup logs are reviewed weekly, test restores are performed monthly and media evaluation occurs monthly. Local backup to disk then backup to tape solutions are also available for large media loads. We will drop RTO from days to hours!
Network Management - Routers, Firewalls, & IPS devices are managed and backed up remotely and provide change tracking.