Have you got a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) in place?
Did you know, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find Companies that can tolerate data loss between the time of their last backup and the time of a disaster.
System outages are unpredictable and in many cases unavoidable. However, they do have serious consequences on your ability to do business. Whether planned or unplanned, downtime can cause your Company to grind to a halt.
A Contingency Planning Research and Strategic Research Corporation, showed that 43% of Companies experiencing a disaster actually never re-opened. It also showed that 29% of Companies who had a disaster actually closed within 2 years. Are you prepared to take this risk?
Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP)
Having a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) in place is almost like having an insurance policy for your Company data. If the worst was to happen and your data is lost or destroyed through fire, flood, theft, data corruption or equipment failure, then your vital Company information can be restored quickly and efficiently to get you back up and running in the shortest time possible.
Potential Threats can be identified with a good DRP, recognising critical equipment and assets thus prioritizing their protection. It will protect your network from security threats such as hacking, viruses or malware therefore, ensuring that all data is backed up securely off-site, where it can be accessed and restored quickly in the event of a data loss.
A good DRP will also protect your voice communications to keep you in contact with the outside world. If your main business line was out of order, or unusable due to a fire, flood or other damage, then this would ensure that all crucial contact numbers are quickly diverted.
Having a Disaster Recovery Plan in place should be a high priority for any IT-dependent business. Preparing for the unthinkable really does make good business sense.