In fact, you’ve heard it so often, you may not pay attention anymore. You may think it’s hyperbole or scare tactics. You’ve never had anything go wrong with your system. Disasters happen to other people, not you. Cyber attacks happen to other people, not you.
But that’s a risky way to think in our technology dependent business environment. Hoping something doesn’t go wrong is a scary strategy, and gambling with your data is just plain bad business.
Bad Things Happen to Good Data
Hack Attacks Happen
It seems every week there’s some new story about stolen data or compromised system security. Within recent months, well-known companies like Citibank, LinkedIn, and Google (to name a few) have suffered serious hack attacks. This sort of thing costs companies millions of dollars to rectify. And lest you think it only happens to big companies, Matt Honan is a good example of how individuals are targets as well. This is a very real threat, and companies ignore it at their peril.
Earthquakes, flood, fire, and other natural disasters can seem like remote possibilities, yet they do occur. New Orleans is just one recent example. Businesses that don’t have a backup and disaster recovery plan (BDR) in place will find it virtually impossible to get back on their feet after such a disaster. In fact, 90% of companies that experience one week of data downtime (whatever the cause) go out of business within 12 months. You don’t want to become just another statistic.
Server Malfunctions Happen
Systems do crash, data gets erased or corrupted, viruses attack. Are you sure your data could be restored? Local backups are simply not enough in most cases. Think about it. Could you afford to lose your client information, accounting documentation, and all the other critical data necessary to run your day-to-day business?
Of course not. You need a secure backup and disaster recovery plan that protects your data and ensures you have 24/7 access to it in the event of a system failure or disaster. Don’t play Russian roulette with your data. It’s just not worth the risk! Make sure you take time to evaluate your BDR plan today.
Does your business have a BDR plan in place? Can you guarantee that all your data is being saved?
* If you’re not sure your BDR plan has you covered, contact us for a free network audit today.