You don’t have to be a genius to appreciate that every day there’s a chance that something could go wrong and seriously disrupt your business operations. One thing that can really cause your business huge, or even fatal, problems is losing access to your data. What would you do in that scenario? Let’s consider just how challenging data loss can be and what a data backup and disaster recovery solution (BDR) can do to mitigate the damage.
Hardware Can Fail
All technology has a lifespan, and you shouldn’t expect it to go on forever. Eventually hardware items will wear out, so you should plan ahead for that day. Hardware failure can be predicted. Monitoring solutions can pick up the tell-tale signs of failing hardware before it crashes completely, and implementing a monitoring solution can save you from a lot of unexpected hassles down the line.
A Natural Disaster Could Strike Anywhere
If you don’t operate in an area that’s known to be prone to natural disasters, like hurricanes and flooding, you might think it’s not a real possibility. Of course, some areas are more vulnerable than others but any business can be affected by fires, power surges, storms and other serious threats that can lead to data loss. You’ll need a strategy that can deal with the consequences if serious problems do arise, with plans to cover the impact on data and human resources. For data, a backup and recovery solution is a must.
Online threats are everywhere and no business is immune to cybercriminal activity. To prevent data theft, ransomware attacks and other cybercrimes that could cripple your business, a system that backs up your data regularly is absolutely essential. Having an effective backup solution in place doesn’t mean that you won’t have any recovery problems to deal with, but with a BDR solution you will at least be able to keep operating if your business is hit by hackers and cybercriminals.
Not all major problems with computer systems come from sinister actors or cosmic forces. Simple mistakes by users can be disastrous too. Fixing the fallout from an innocent mistake can require restoration of your data from a backup copy. As with other potential problems, there are ways to plan ahead and minimize the damage. Implementing good training for users and access control for crucial data and critical systems is the way to go.
Being proactive, so you’re ready for whatever might happen, is the most important thing when it comes to making sure that disasters don’t cripple your business and lead to data loss. Quikteks can help you implement a data backup and disaster recovery solution for your business. Our automated solutions make them easy for your business to use, and you can be confident that you will be well-prepared if major problems affect your computer systems. For more information, call us at (973) 882-4644.