What would you do if your offices were destroyed in a storm? If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan for your business, please keep reading.
Why would a business need a disaster recovery plan? The simplest reason is that threats, whether natural or manmade, are always a possibility. Hackers are learning new ways to attack while at the same time aren’t picky about who and where they strike. This creates a threat to data security. Natural disasters like ice or snowstorms pose a threat to your business, whether it’s the brick-and-mortar or data centers where data is stored. Your business needs a disaster recovery plan, so you and your team know the who, what, where, and how of getting back online securely and safely.
Who needs a disaster recovery plan?
In September 2022, Hurricane Ian hit Florida with strength that has caused $50 billion and counting. If your business was a sliver of that property damaged, would you be able to recover? If you’re like businesses that we have worked with, you might not, or the plan may need revising. In other words, every business needs a disaster recovery plan.
- My business is all online. That’s great in terms of not needing to get an office up and running but what if something happens to you, your computer, the server, or the data center where cloud services are stored? Even solopreneurs must protect their online assets and have a disaster recovery plan in place!
- I have a remote business. Okay, but what if someone stole your laptop? What if your computer was hacked and data was held for ransom? Without a plan, you wouldn’t know where to start to recover data and/or make the decision to pay the ransom.
- It’s a small team; we don’t have to worry. If just one of you clicks a link or opens an email, it could compromise the network and all of the computers and cloud services. We offer education to our clients about how to recognize malware and what to do if they see it or accidentally click a link.
It is possible to easily and affordably protect your business from manmade or natural disasters. Instead of playing the what-if game, let’s put a plan to protect your business data now and in the future.
Having a disaster recovery or business continuity plan in place means less downtime, increased productivity, greater security, limited liability, and reduced overall damage.