What is Disaster Recovery Plan and Do I need it?

August 31, 2018

 

In this modern world, companies and businesses rely and depend on technology to analyze and process information quickly and effectively with lesser chances of mistakes caused by human error. Company employees make use of electronic mail (email) and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telephone network systems to communicate with other employees within the building or even overseas. Servers process and store a large amount data being input every single day. Electronic Data Interchange is utilized to transmit data including sensitive financial information such as orders and payments from this company to another. Employees are assigned to a designated desktop, laptop, and other wireless devices that help employees do their jobs: processing, analyzing, or computing data and information. Picture out how much a company is highly dependent on information technology, and what happens when all these suddenly stop working? What happens if suddenly, a malware attack happens compromising and deleting all of your data in a split-second?

This is where “Information Technology Disaster Recovery Plan” comes to save the day. Information Technology Disaster Recovery Plan is a business plan that details and describes how work can be continued quickly and right after a disaster. This should be developed alongside with the Business Continuity plan as this is just a part of it that strongly depends on an IT infrastructure to work.

The bottom-line or the end goal of this is to create and develop a plan that will enable the IT team or department to successfully recover as much data and system functionality as possible to make it possible for the business or organization to work and operate with minimal data lost or damage. 

It is important to have a Disaster Recovery plan because of how reliant businesses nowadays on information technology because of how everything is now connected. A single lost or deleted file, a malware attack, or the worst, a natural disaster, these will create direct impact as a threat greatly affecting IT infrastructure. Having and preparing a good Disaster Recovery Plan will help minimize data loss and risk.

An effective disaster recovery plan will help you recover quickly. A secure cloud is used to operate your company’s customized applications and servers. Business Continuity makes your users capable to continue business operations while your IT team is solving the threat, recovering data lost, and rebuilding the damage done. This is a great backup function plan for companies who have a high demand of being online. A company’s downtime may cost millions and may affect all your customers, one must not underestimate and overlook the effects of this. Assure your customers, protect your systems, have your data ensured and secured. Some companies offer long term data retention by providing you with your company with its own cloud, making your company’s data recovery easy and ready to run even after any disaster.

 

So the answer to the question, "Do I need a Disaster Recovery Plan for my business?" is, YES YOU DO.

 

Call us to help you with preparing a Disaster Recovery Plan for your company today!

 

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