Whether you operate a small or large business, you need an IT disaster recovery plan in place.
An IT disaster recovery plan is a crucial component of every business’s IT strategy. With a reliance on technology and digital operations, having a recovery plan in place has never been more important. Without it, you leave your business open to potentially catastrophic data loss and place your business into terminal decline.
What exactly is an IT disaster recovery plan?
An IT disaster recovery plan is a documented process to protect a business’s IT infrastructure and ensure you can respond effectively to a disaster. Disaster recovery allows your business to resume normal daily operations in the event of a critical IT incident. This is achieved by combining proven disaster solutions and data backup procedures to ensure system functionality, business uptime, productivity and data loss protection.
What are the advantages of having a recovery plan in place?
A critical incident involving IT systems can occur at any time, resulting in unexpected downtime. This means loss of productivity and lost business revenue. A knock-on effect of this is business reputational damage and a loss of customers. An effective recovery plan will outline the necessary parameters that are required to get a business back online. This can be achieved quickly, avoiding financial losses and damage to customer relations.
The operational capacity of organisations is built upon the data they collect, generate, retain and store. This can be client and customer information such as contact and payment details and protecting this data should be high on the agenda. The implementation of a disaster recovery plan can help a business avoid catastrophic data loss by enabling the capability to recover company data within a short timeframe.
Cyber security is should already be high on your business agenda as cyber threats come in multiple forms. One of these threats is ransomware, which can cause havoc within IT systems. Should your preventative measures fail, you will need an unscathed copy of your data to reinstall your computer’s operating systems and reboot your systems to get back only efficiently.
A recovery plan provides clear visibility of your entire business network, making it easier to identify issues and rectify them quickly should a disaster occur. This is due to the documentation process, identification of your IT assets, where your data is stored, and on what devices.
How CYFOR Secure can help your business
The best course of action is to have a recovery plan in place to reduce the impact of an IT disaster. As cyber security and IT support experts, CYFOR Secure can assist in creating and implementing a bespoke disaster recovery plan for your business. This will help protect your data, your finances and your reputation. Contact our team of experts today.