If you are a business owner, manager, or executive then you know about the importance of properly backing up your company data. Unfortunately, having an effective backup solution is just one of several steps you need to take to protect your company.
To truly ensure that your company data remains safe you must test your backups regularly. The worst time to test your backups is when you desperately need them!
What would you do if you woke up tomorrow and your business was infected with Ransomware – encrypting all of your files? What about a fire, or a flood? No one wants to believe it could happen to their business, but it happens, and it’s important that you know what to do when it does.
Here are a few questions you need to ask yourself while evaluating your backup options. They should help you understand whether your disaster recovery plan will be effective in the event of an emergency:
- How long will it take to restore my data if my server fails?
- Is that an acceptable amount of time, or do I need to be back up and running sooner?
- Who is responsible for getting in touch with our IT provider?
- How much would a data breach or disaster cost me?
This is far from an inclusive list of questions, but it’s a good start. A lot of the questions above relate to how you plan for downtime. Downtime happens to every business, it’s just a matter of how you prepare for it. The more prepared you are when the day comes the faster you can be up and running, and with the least disruption to your business.
We put together this webinar to teach business owners and managers about:
- Different backup options
- How to reduce downtime & lost productivity
- Disaster recovery planning – why you need a plan and how to use it.
If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place, or you aren’t sure you could be back up and running quickly in the event of a disaster then you need to watch the video below.