From natural disasters to burglaries, terrorist attacks to data breaches, hardware failure to human error, and of course pandemics, there is a great deal that can spell disaster for a business. Whilst some businesses are ready for whatever life throws at them, others are not quite so prepared.
The fact is that as many as many as 68 per cent of businesses don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place. Without a plan, in the event of an unexpected event, businesses can literally come to a standstill, and some will never get over it. It is said that 93 per cent of organisations without a disaster recovery plan that encounter a major data disaster go out of business within a year.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at the vital importance of creating a disaster recovery plan, and how to go about it.
What is a disaster recovery plan?
A disaster recovery plan is a written document that sets out how your business will be protected should the worst happen.
Your plan should incorporate things like how you’ll recover your IT infrastructure, and where you’ll work from should you be unable to access your regular place of work, or the tools you need to meet your customers’ needs and fulfil orders. It doesn’t have to be a complex document, in fact, the more straightforward it is, the easier it will be for everyone to follow.
Disaster recovery planning helps you to forward plan by working out which assets are most important to keep your business running smoothly. It also assists in minimising the financial and reputational impact if you find yourself unable to operate for any given period.
The importance of data protection
Data is the lifeblood of any business, and losing it or being unable to access it can be catastrophic. Whether it’s a hard drive failure, a data breach or human error, you need measures in place that will ensure your business can continue in the event of data loss.
Disaster recovery specialists will help you formulate a plan that will provide you with access to emergency IT services such as hard disk repair, data recovery and backup restoration. They will also put measures in place to help limit the impact of any disaster. Such measures might include:
IT security – to help prevent malware and ransomware attacks
Online backup – allows you to access your data from any internet enabled device and keeps it in a safe location off-premise
Remote working solutions – so you are ready to run your business from home or any other location, providing a totally seamless service to your customers, so keeping your financial position and reputation intact in the event of any form of business interruption
For disaster recovery solutions in London, choose PC Docs
At PC Docs, we have our own in-house disaster recovery specialists ready to help you forward plan in order to mitigate the impact of any business interruption event on your organisation. When it comes to formulating a company disaster and recovery plan, London and Hertfordshire businesses know they can depend upon our expertise, and our commitment to stepping in and getting them back up and running whenever there’s an issue that poses a threat to their livelihoods.
To learn more about how we can help with disaster recovery solutions in London and Hertfordshire, please do not hesitate to get in touch.