According to the US Bureau of Labor, 93% of all companies that experience “significant data loss” are out of business within 5 years.
A critical, but often overlooked, factor in minimizing the risk of “significant data loss” is a well-planned Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) plan for your business’s IT assets. DR and BC processes help prepare for, and attempt to minimize losses from disruptive events that can range from as simple as a cut power line to as catastrophic as a major natural disaster.
Often, businesses fail to distinguish between DR and BC. Disaster recovery is the process by which you resume business after a disruptive event. The event might be something huge-like an earthquake or the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center-or something small, like malfunctioning software caused by a computer virus. Given the human tendency to look on the bright side, many businesses are prone to ignoring “disaster recovery” because disaster seems an unlikely event.
“Business continuity planning” suggests a more comprehensive approach to making sure you can keep making money, not only after a natural calamity but also in the event of smaller disruptions including a server crash, a medium-term power outage or other challenges that businesses face from time to time.
Through our premium level partnerships with SonicWALL and Dell, we can work with you to develop a comprehensive, customized DR/BC plan for your IT environment that minimizes the risk of data loss and enables rapid recovery from a disruptive event.