2013 has certainly given Australia a battering, with raging bush fires near Sydney, ferocious floods in Brisbane and wild storms up and down the east coast. When disaster strikes buildings can crumble, but while you can resurrect a building, retrieving lost data can be a lot harder.
According to TechWorld, losing data can often result in a company closing its doors for good. It’s estimated that across the world, 25% of businesses don’t reopen after a natural disaster and 70% of small companies will go out of business within a year from the event.
To ensure this doesn’t happen to you, it’s a good idea to have a cloud-based disaster recovery plan in place. Here’s some things to consider:
- Look for a hybrid solution, check the status of your off-site data backups and ensure you have up-to-date copy that’s error free.
- Check to see if your data centre or cloud is equipped with current servers, data and network connectivity.
- Ensure all staff know how to implement your disaster recovery plan, including details like who to call and how to get systems and data back.
Cloud-based solutions have quickly gained a steady reputation as the best way to back up critical data. This is as they are accessible, affordable, compliant and fast at recovery.