Updated: Wednesday, 23 October 2019
How reliant are you on tech in your business? Most businesses in today’s day and age are hugely reliant on tech. Whether it’s technology for storing information and data or tech for sending information and communicating with clients, we all rely on our information technology systems. And while most of the time our technology is great and works, well there can be issues where our tech doesn’t work or is impacted on. This might be through human error or natural disaster, but the consequence is the same: you have a technology outage or disruption. Continue reading to learn more about how disaster recovery can save your business
Depending on the nature of your business, this tech outage might be minor or catastrophic. The process of recovering from a technology disruption is called IT disaster recovery, and if you do not have this in place, you may find it hard to recover fast enough to see minimal impact on your business. We wanted to explain some of the key ways in which disaster recovery can save your business and discuss some of the key scenarios in which disaster recovery may be required.
Read on to find out more, and then when you want to implement disaster recovery for your business contact us at Connected Platforms on (07) 3062 6932 for disaster recovery help that really makes a difference.
Why Disaster Recovery?
Every day you rely on technology to function and communicate with your employees and customers. If you suddenly lost access to this information what would happen? Would you lose profits? Would you lose the capacity to operate your business? Put simply, a disaster recovery plan allows you to endure minimum downtime and to get your business up and running again following a ‘disaster’ – delivering peace of mind and ongoing profitability.
Bottom line is that the world is unpredictable and anything can happen. You can have all the insurance in the world but if you have mission-critical functions and applications, your insurance isn’t going to get your systems online again. The only thing that can protect you against an outage is disaster recovery.
How Disaster Recovery Can Save Your Business
1. There’s a catastrophic hardware failure
One of the biggest concerns a business owner has is keeping their server room operating at an optimum temperature and ensuring that data management is performed safely and with plenty of backups. It is essential to both back up your business data in a secure location, and to also implement mission-critical functionality that can be rolled out in the event of a catastrophic hardware failure. This might be something as simple as identifying a core/skeleton staff that can operate the business at a minimum and ensuring that a remote location is available to perform these functions.
2. There’s a natural disaster
If you remember the Brisbane floods of 2011, then you’ll remember the huge impact that this natural disaster had on countless businesses across South East Queensland. Technology has changed A LOT since 2011, and we are now much more likely to have data and significant information stored in the cloud which makes getting online a lot easier. Again though, you need to consider what would happen if your office had a fire or flood and how you would continue to serve your customers – even at a minimum – and ensure that this is available to you.
3. You experience human error
No one is perfect. Not even us – though we’re pretty close. From time to time there will be a human error which takes place, whether it’s a file that’s deleted or a system that’s corrupted through someone’s mistake. If this happens it can be just as catastrophic which is where a data recovery system can be invaluable.
4. You get hacked/corrupted
In today’s day and age, no one is immune from the long fingers of cyber-crime. It is imperative for both the successful operation of your business and your business’ reputation to ensure you have comprehensive disaster recovery systems in place in the event of a hack.
Contact Connected Platforms Today
No business is immune from disaster and from the threat of losing access to data and information. When you have a disaster recovery plan in place, you can ensure that any loss of data and access is minor and temporary. A good disaster recovery plan works to repair confidence in your business and to ensure profitability. At Connected Platforms, we work with you to ensure that your disaster recovery plan is comprehensive and suitable for your business. We make sure you have everything you need, and nothing you don’t. Get peace of mind with us.