Disaster Recovery – Planning and Testing
A technology study* discovered that, of companies experiencing a “major loss” of computer records:
43% never reopened
51% closed within two years of the loss
6% survived over the long-term.
For small and medium sized businesses in particular, these statistics suggest the necessity of crafting a Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Strategy grounded in a robust data backup and recovery solution.
Unlike large enterprises, many small and medium sized businesses cannot afford the optimal in-house strategies and technical solutions required to successfully initiate or execute in the event of a disaster. If this sounds like your business, you are currently running at an elevated risk of being put out of business due to any major loss of data. Loss of data could mean emails lost, accounting data lost, patient or client files lost, company records lost, client legal records or orders lost and so on.
Through our years of experience in this area we know that disaster recovery is a major concern of an entire organization, not just data processing. To develop an effective plan, all departments should be involved. Within all departments the critical needs should be identified. Critical needs include, all information and equipment needed in order to continue operations should a department be destroyed or become inaccessible. Our consultants can help you devise a Disaster Recovery Plan that give you piece of mind that your critical systems and processes are safe, and/or can recover from any potential data loss situation.
* Cummings, Haag, & McCubbrey. Management Information Systems for the Information Age. McGraw-Hill Ryerson Higher Education.