According to an article in PC Magazine 93% of companies that lost their data center for ten or more days due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within a year. Within six months, 60% of companies that have lost their data shut down. Those are pretty alarming numbers considering the current rates of breaches or data loss.
Your business needs to develop and manage a contingency plan for recovering information – it may not be fun to think about, but it’s definitely important. Your livelihood may depend on it.
When it comes to protection, you need to be proactive and remember that planning is key to staying safe. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity should be major components of your IT team’s strategy for you, meaning you develop and document a decided-upon course of action.
Luckily with cloud services, mobile device use and virtualization that’s getting a whole lot easier. You need to be sure you’re not getting locked into pricy and inflexible Data Recovery plans – there are tons of capable and affordable solutions available. Your own requirements will be unique to your business, so assess your needs and spend time considering different scenarios that need to be planned for.
When you’re developing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans, you can get rid of bottlenecks by modernizing your already-existing storage with the implementation of a storage refresh. New technologies like hybrid-flash, all-flash arrays and cloud storage integration give you IT several useful options that address the need to increase storage capacity and improve performance.
Check out this podcast for more info on how to modernize your technology and ensure you’re planning ahead to protect yourself and your data.
To get more helpful IT tips and tricks or to talk about Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans, get in touch with Logical IT at Info@KeepITLogical.com or by phone at (616) 712-3290.