One of the most important solutions for a small business to implement is a data backup and disaster recovery system. It is a crucial element of any business continuity plan, yet many organizations fail to implement one in an appropriate manner. Let’s discuss three of the best reasons you must consider data backup and disaster recovery now before it’s too late.
The Future Is Uncertain
In business, things can change in the blink of an eye. There are countless variables that must all be considered when planning for the future. However, there are certain issues that could crop up that are simply impossible to predict, namely natural disasters and freak accidents that could cause data loss for your company. In situations like these, you’ll be glad to have data backup and disaster recovery on your side. Remember, plan for the worst so you are never caught off-guard by it.
There are Factors At Play Outside of Your Control
As much as we would all like to think that we have a firm grasp on everything within our domain, there are countless factors in business that are outside of our control. Any business owner who deals with clients and employees or interfaces with the Internet (or technology in general for that matter) has to contend with opportunities for things to go wrong or unexpectedly. Even worse is the fact that hackers could create problems for your business. It’s better to focus your efforts on something you can control, which is protecting your business’ future through the use of data backup and disaster recovery.
It’s a Best Practice
Data backup and disaster recovery is just a good solution to have in place, but don’t take our word for it. It’s an industry-standard best practice that all organizations should strive to achieve. We like to recommend that companies practice the 3-2-1 rule in which they have three copies of their data, in two locations—the original, a copy on an in-house backup device, and a copy in the cloud.
The IT experts at Lantek make it easy to implement a data backup and disaster recovery system. We can even automate the system for you to take some of the pressure off your organization and to eliminate some of the room for error that is present in manual systems. To learn more, reach out to us at (610) 683-6883.