Every business needs to have a business continuity plan to keep the business operating after experiencing a disaster. The most critical element to every plan is having a backup and recovery solution in place for your company’s data. If your company’s data were to ever be permanently be lost, your business may not recover. Here are four backup statistics that show the importance of backing up:

6% of All Computers Experience Data Loss Each Year
Data loss doesn’t just happen when a server crashes, even a small loss of data, like one workstation’s hard drive going down, can cost your business time and money. Taking a chance on a figure like 6% is kind of like playing Russian roulette with twelve-chamber revolver. It’s only a matter of time before the bullet goes off, and when it does, things will get messy.  The Tech Team here at Quikteks has a saying “Its not if a hard drive will go bad but when”

Businesses that Do Backup Their Data Usually Don’t Test It
While it’s vital to have a backup solution in place, just the act of backing up isn’t enough, also have to regularly test your backup solution to make sure it is performing as expected.  34% of businesses that have a backup solution in place never test it.  For the businesses that do test their backup solutions, 77% find that their backup solution fails on at least 1 critical element. Regular testing of your backup solution will give you the opportunity to fix any problems that may arise so your data is protected and available when you need it. 

Most Company’s That are Down for 10 Days After a l Disaster Will Not Survive the Next Year
Your business may be able to easily bounce back from a minor disaster like an hour-long power outage, but are you prepared to withstand a major natural disaster that will keep your business down for days? Think back to Superstorm Sandy, this storm left America’s Northeastern seaboard without power for up to 2 weeks.  Many businesses were unprepared for Sandy and paid a high price. A proven and tested business continuity plan will help a business stay in operation after a natural disaster like Sandy.  Being able to communicate with clients via email and accessing your data are requirements even after a disaster.

Tape Backup is Found to Have Discrepancies or Completely Fail 77% of the Time
Not all backup solutions are created equal. While it is important that you have a backup solution in place, you will want it to be accurate and reliable. Backing up with tape has been around for a long time, and it’s fast being replaced by a more reliable disk based solutions that also involve backing up to the cloud.  These hybrid solutions are economically viable and fault tolerant.

With BDR, Quikteks takes care of the backup process for you, which includes regular testing to ensure your data is accurate, and BDR will not fail when you need it most. To learn more about how a reliable BDR solution can save your business from experiencing data loss and provide you with a strong continuity plan, call Quikteks at (973) 882-4644