With the recent events in the Midwest, business owners are reminded to reevaluate the security and risk in its current I.T. network. With hurricane season approaching in the South, WingSwept would like to remind businesses different solutions available to maximize business continuity and investment.
Disaster (n): the keyword coined to cover all instances where data could be sacrificed. This includes accidentally deleting a file, loss of power or hard drive crash. It also includes a natural disaster like a fire or a flood. Businesses also may face a disaster because the other tenants in their building.
A disaster can be caused by you, current employees, former employees, other building tenants, the weather or even bad luck. Our services can protect you from the consequences disasters bring about.
Data Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity relate to each other, but involve different processes and are all important in their own right. WingSwept offers all three; we can plan and implement a data plan that gives you peace of mind.
Data backup is the copying of your data to a secure device or secure location. This includes tape backups, offsite backups and more.
If you are a business owner or in charge of company data, consider the following questions:
How do you back up HR documents, accounting files, and other crucial data?
How accountable is that backup system?
Is that system you?
Are you prepared for a system crash, natural disaster, theft or accidental deletion at any point in time?
Disaster Recovery is the long term restoration of your systems (files, software, server, etc). Everyone has a different tolerance for downtime, but with today’s technology, most consumers aren’t willing to wait for businesses to get back up and running. So while a disaster recovery plan is essential, our opinion is that it needs to include business continuity.
Business Continuity is the ability to be up and running during or immediately following a disaster, giving business owners the ultimate peace of mind. Even if a disaster occurs, you have the ability to continue operating by accessing data and programs from any location. Even if you can’t access your building, your business does not have to skip a beat.
Curious about the ROI of business continuity? Business continuity plans are just as valuable whether a disaster occurs or not, but just like an intangible insurance plan or the office fire extinguisher, the true value is only truly understood when you need it for protection. Every business will experience situations that will threaten data security. When you are faced with these situations, you can set yourself apart from your competition by eliminating downtime?
Contact us about our data protection services; we are happy to provide a free consultation.