Business Continuity is a process that identifies the risk, threats and vulnerabilities to an organization’s data that could impact that organization’s operations. It provides the tools and redundancy operations needed to ensure an effective recovery.
There’s no way to predict the future, and on occasion things can go really wrong. Without an optimized recovery plan, your company’s data could be at risk from a variety of issues:
Everybody makes mistakes, like accidentally clicking a malicious link, damaging our computers, losing a mobile device or deleting something that we had intended to save. User error was cited as the leading cause of data loss in a 2015 Databarracks survey.
All hard drives, servers, desktops and other devices have limited life expectancies. Whether it’s due to normal wear and tear or defects, businesses need to be prepared for any kind of data hardware failure.
File Corruption & Software Failure
Software will also fail on occasion. Important data can become corrupted and things may be deleted without warning.
Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather
According to Climate Change Preparedness and the Small Business Sector, small businesses lose an average of $3,000 per day when closed while recovering from a major storm. Even basic power outages, small leaks and other less severe issues can create costly downtime.
Disgruntled employees happen. If just one were to intentionally encrypt, delete, steal or corrupt your sensitive information, the damage inflicted would reach beyond your data to your reputaion.
Viruses, malware and cybercrime – especially ransomware – are an increasingly- dangerous threat today. The Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime Report claims that businesses saw an average of 160 successful cyber-attacks per week.
Data backup and business continuity solutions from Capital Business Systems ensure that your critical information is secure, backed up and accessible whenever you need it. Should disaster strike, data recovery is measured in hours, not days.
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