You might think that disaster recovery strategies are not a viable part of your business plan. There is a tendency for disasters to never really materialise, the millennium bug was an apparent example of this. However, one of the reasons the millennium bug never cause widespread IT failure was that there was a secret army of professionals taking steps to avoid catastrophe. The moral of the story is that disasters do happen, and the best way to avoid disaster becoming business failure is to prepare accordingly.
It is perhaps a little worrying that a recent study has reported as many as three quarters of European firms are not in a position to recover their data if disaster strikes. They might be able to partially recover their data infrastructures, however much of it will be lost. All kinds of disasters can affect businesses, natural disaster or even political instability.
What is the solution?
The best solution is relatively simple, remote backup. Remote backup means that your data is not only stored on site, but is stored on distant servers and so far from danger if a disaster affects your premises. This is now more accessible than ever, thanks to the advent of cloud services.
Backing up data is crucially important, whether you’re a large business or an individual computer user, and so you need to give it some thought. For advice about and implementation of a better backup plan consider IT services Hertfordshire or IT support Herts.