Data is everywhere. It’s on your computers, in the cloud and even on your phone. Email, payment methods, years of records, personal client information, licenses to software. Your business needs all of this to function, but it could all go away in an instant. It could be lost in a fire, flood, theft, even ransomware. How do you prevent this type of disaster? Well, you can’t stop it but you can be ready for it.
When it comes to your business, preparation is key. The best way to prepare for the inevitable is to have a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan (or BCDR).
While there are many facets of having this kind of plan, one of the best pieces of advice we can give you is to back up your data!
When the unexpected occurs, whether it be a natural disaster, virus or any other threat, it would be impossible to remember or recreate all your electronic files. How long would your business be down? How much money would you lose? However, if you have a good backup, you can recover.
We recommend taking a hybrid approach to backing up your data. This means having both a local and cloud-based backup. The local backup is important to have because it’s quick and easy to restore from. The cloud-based backup would be crucial to getting your business back up and running if your local backup was destroyed. This gives your business the best chance of recovery when disaster strikes.
If you’d like to learn more about backing up your data or creating a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan, we’re here to help!