The amount of data that the average business manages is unprecedented. And with that shift comes an unavoidable challenge: Deciding which files and records are most important to business continuity. However, with a little creative thinking and implementation, you can ensure the security of your most critical data. An excess of information Nowadays, too much […]
In 2018, eight hurricanes left a trail of devastation that destroyed homes and businesses. Things aren’t looking bright in 2019, as experts have warned that major hurricanes will likely occur this year, too. Businesses looking to avoid the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma from years past must build a solid disaster recovery (DR) plan […]
Isn’t it disturbing how a disaster (whether man made or natural) can devastate your business? While disasters are inevitable, you can mitigate risks and lessen the damage to your business in the event of one through a DRP (Disaster Recovery Plan). While it may not seem important to some businesses, especially if yours has never been faced with a disaster, a DRP would be a good idea.
There is always the chance of a disaster striking your company. That's why many business owners take steps to prevent negative events from affecting their company, often by implementing a disaster recovery or continuity plan. Both of these strategies and the technology that supports them are an important part of business process and planning.
It appears as if there is an increase in disasters striking companies around the globe. From something as small as a hacker stealing important information, to as large as a disaster that leaves your premises in ruins, disaster can strike at any time. Many companies are starting to develop plans to prepare for any disasters, two of the most common being Disaster Recovery (DR) and a Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
What is a BCP?
BCP entered the mainstream just before the year 2000, with the Y2K scare.
There are many threats to the sustainability of smaller businesses. One of the biggest is a disaster, which can happen at any time or at any level of severity. In an effort to curtail the effects of a disaster, many businesses have adopted disaster recovery plans.
Disaster Recovery (DR), the act of ensuring that your systems and departments are ready for a disaster and that your IT systems can recover from it, is an important issue for all companies. While large companies with operations in more than one country can often bounce back quickly, small to medium businesses in the disaster area might have a tougher time, Ensuring a DR plan is reliable is necessary for small to medium sized businesses.
A cursory look at history will tell you that misfortune and disaster often happens when you least expect it. And since history repeats itself, it's only prudent to assume that the same can happen to your data.
A natural disaster, sudden hardware breakdown, human error – these are just some of the things that can compromise important company information.