The Importance of Having Disaster Recovery
If there was one lesson to be gleaned from the past decade it would be to “always expect the unexpected”. This mantra of course holds true not only in our personal lives but also in the world of business. From natural disasters to fires and leaks, and cyber attacks, businesses face many threats. This is regardless of the industry that they operate in. The key question that arises here is not just how will you defend yourself against these threats, but how, and more importantly – how quickly – is your business able to recover? Here, we discuss the importance of having disaster recovery.
Analysing The Threats
Cybersecurity is one of the hot topics of the day. However, it’s not just large corporations or public bodies that are targets for criminal gangs. A compiled data report from Varonis explained how 57% of companies surveyed had recently experienced some kind of cybercrime. This includes phishing, DDoS attacks, malware, or ransomware.
Not all data losses occur from malicious means, however. Accidental losses of data can arise from innocent actions by employees or technology failure. For example, the deletion of important emails and files, or a physical fault with a computer or external hard drive. They can also arise from power outages or network outages. The result though remains the same; unhappy customers, project delays, and an overall disruption to your services.
Equally important to consider is the threat of natural phenomena such as flooding, earthquakes, and heavy storms. All of which can wreak havoc on a brick and mortar business. As well as fires and leaks which can both heavily disrupt your operations. The heavy floods of 2014 for example, cost UK small businesses £831 million and many took months to recover from the damage.
Back From The Brink
Businesses must find a way to not only prevent these problems from happening but discover how to mitigate the disruption. Having proper disaster recovery support in place is key for this. It ensures that your business can continue its operations – no matter what life throws its way.
If you want to protect your business against the threats mentioned, then please call us today on 01268 575300 or email us at email@example.com for more information about the importance of having disaster recovery and how we can help.
ECL recognises that every client is different, and every client has a different IT support requirement. Whatever the size of your business, we can offer a support scenario to suit your needs.
Whether your business already uses Cloud services or you’re considering the Cloud as a possible way forward, talk to us first. We can provide anything from fully hosted IT infrastructures on our own ECL Private Cloud, to simple on-line backups. We can also give expert advice on Office 365 and other Cloud platforms.
How would losing access to your IT systems and data for days, or even weeks, affect your business? For many if not most companies this would be a nightmare scenario, with potentially very serious consequences.