It could be something as simple as a corrupted network drive or something catastrophic as a natural disaster. Your system has crashed or been destroyed. The loss of company records, confidential data, and important documentation is extremely important to protect.
Fixing this loss isn’t merely a headache. It could also potentially represent tens of thousands of dollars in personnel hours to replace or repair irretrievable data.
This blog series on preparedness will allow you to put a plan in place to protect your family, employees, clients, and business.
The Risks are Greater Than You Think:
- 40% of businesses affected by a natural or human-caused disaster never re-open (Source: Insurance Information Institute).
- 93% of companies that lost their data center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster. (National Archives & Records Administration in Washington)
How Fast Can You Recover?If any of the following emergencies were to happen tomorrow, would you be back to business right away or would it take longer?
- Weather and Geologic Events
- Hardware and Software Failure
- Structural Damage, e.g. fire
- Power Outages and Surges
- Accidental Data Deletion
- Viruses and Malware Attacks
Your Questions Answered:For the next several weeks, we will be focusing on what you can do to ensure that your company is prepared and help you answer critical questions such as:
- How often do I need to back-up my data?
- How do I prepare for an extended phone outage?
- Will I still have access to email sent to me during a power outage?
- What is the best way to protect my critical paperwork?
- How can I protect my IT systems in an emergency?
- How can I help my employees in the event of a natural disaster?
Being prepped in advance will allow you to devote your full attention on what is most important, such as family and friends, should a disaster occur.
Look for our next installment “Protecting Your Data” on May 15th. Subscribe to our blog here.