Statistics show that on average, over 40% of US businesses that do not have a Data Disaster Recovery Plan, also known as a Business Continuity Plan, go out of business after a major loss like a fire, a break-in, storm, or sabotage.
A Good Plan Increases Your Chances of Recovery!
Data Disaster Recovery (DDR) Planning is typically done as part of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). We create business continuity plans in order to make sure our clients can operate in case of a total loss of computers and data in their office.
Some of the reasons why a data disaster may occur include:
- Hurricanes, tornadoes
- Infrastructure failure
- User Error
A Data Disaster Recovery (DDR) plan is created in order to minimize the impact on the business and get the systems up and running as quickly as possible.
Data Disaster Recovery - Steps for Planning
There are a few steps we take with all of our clients to effectively create a DDR plan, including:
- We identify both the scope and the boundaries of the business continuity plan. This is when we discuss limitations and provide an audit as well as risk analysis;
- We conduct a Business Impact Analysis designed to study and assess the effects on the organization if data is lost or degraded (including financial and non-financial losses);
- We review the plan with your decision makers to get financial and organizational commitment;
- We work to have each department within the company understand the importance of their role in planning, supporting and maintaining the data disaster recovery plan and the business continuity objectives;
- We implement based on the policies and procedures finalized for each department.
A complete data disaster can close a business down. Very few businesses can recover from a data disaster. It is essential for businesses of all sizes to have a data disaster recovery plan in place.
Data Disaster Recovery - Control Measures
With every Data Disaster Recovery package, we ensure control measures are put in place to reduce or eliminate security threats. These control measures identify possible holes in network security and provide us advanced warning on how to plug those holes. Our measures include controls that are aimed from stopping an event from occurring, controls designed to detect or discover unwanted events; and controls aimed at correcting the system and restoring the system after a disaster or event.
Data Disaster Recovery Strategies
As IT experts, we also ensure that the Data Disaster Recovery is planned in conjunction with your Business Continuity Plan.
Some of the most common data disaster recovery strategies include:
- Replication of data to off-site location (data will not need to be restored)
- Online based data backup through AMC's Netwatch program
- Backups made to onsite disks that are immediately and automatically copied to a disk off-site (or backups made directly to off-site disks)
There is no reason a temporary setback should turn into a permanent failure if you protect your organization before disaster strikes. We can help you get started right away with a comprehensive plan for your entire organization that includes online computer backup and data recovery.
It is important for every organization to determine the best data disaster recovery plan for their needs. Are you in the Los Angeles or Orange County area and are interested in a Free Network Assessment? Contact us and we'll immediately show you how your business can improve its security and bottom line through our managed IT services!