Does your organization have a detailed plan for disaster recovery? The best case scenario, of course, is to avoid disaster in the first place, but trusting in Lady Luck hardly makes for a restful night’s sleep.
Having a well thought out plan for disaster recovery is the only sure way to survive a major data loss, whether it comes in the form of a human-caused IT failure or the wrath of Mother Nature.
According to a Coopers & Lybrand study, a mere 30% of businesses would survive past three weeks after a catastrophic data loss. If you’re not comfortable with those odds, read on for some tips for a proactive disaster recovery plan.
While your data is important, your people are more so. Devise a clearly defined chain of communications to use in the event of a disaster. Staff members should know exactly who to contact and who is responsible for coming into the office during an emergency. Avoiding confusion and panic is the best way to keep everyone safe.
Stop Trying to Keep Paper Safe
Let’s face it. There’s no real way to keep paper documents safe in the event of a disaster. From fire to flood, paper documents can be destroyed in a matter of seconds. Digitizing your documents with a secure Document Management Solution means your files are safe, and work can continue offsite, even if your offices and their contents are destroyed.
Back It Up!
Managed Network Services is the surest way to keep your business functioning after a disaster. Offsite Network Management means that, even if you lose some physical hardware at your location, your data is protected. Your relieved staff will quickly pick up where they left off, and your satisfied clients will thank you, too!