It is human nature to ignore the potential for something to go wrong, especially when you have never experienced it firsthand. However, a false sense of security can and does effect livelihoods. When a disaster strikes, few truly expect to realize incredible loss and inevitable regret from not having prepared well.
Your business took years to build and you put everything imaginable into making it a success. Imagine it suddenly wiped-out overnight. Where would you start rebuilding data and how will you earn income?
It’s not the physical loss of property that makes recovery so difficult- it’s the loss of data that is most detriment to full recovery. Everything that provides your businesses with day-to-day functional operations is far more critical than most leaders realize. Physical assets can be replaced; but they can’t rebuild lost files, data and contract documents so critical to your work.
When it comes to securing your business against accidental or incidental data loss, it’s clear that the cost of doing nothing can be quite high.
Have a Plan
Events such as fires, floods, power surges and outages, or even adverse actions from disgruntled employees, can turn your company upside down in an instant, leaving your entire business operation in complete ruins. You need to have a disaster recovery plan in place. This includes periodic full and incremental backups of your company’s data.
Automation tools can help with this by allowing you to schedule backups, putting your disaster recovery program on autopilot. Whether you choose Office 365 or a private, hosted Cloud Backup & DraaS (disaster-recovery-as-a-service), you will have a lot of options to choose from.
Cloud and DraaS
Cloud backup and DraaS packages provide a comprehensive solution to protect all of your company’s data and software assets. With features like collocation backup and replication, remote server backup and online data archiving, your company can have the disaster recovery protection that it needs year round.
Costs can vary, but generally, you’ll pay around the same cost as a visit to your local Starbucks for a fully decked-out concoction of your choosing. Surprising, isn’t it? Some options come with more features than others, which is why choosing a vendor that offers consulting to tailor your needs is vital. Why overpay for things you don’t need or risk missing out on benefits you were not aware of?
The goal, in the end, is having peace of mind with access to full and rapid recovery should you need it. Likewise, when you are weighing the cost of doing nothing versus the cost of getting a comprehensive solution in place, it’s a “no-brainer” to go full throttle, taking the proactive approach.
And you can bet your mocha chai latte that you will never have any regrets about doing so.