“While natural disasters capture headlines and national attention short-term, the work of recovery and rebuilding is long-term.”
-Sylvia Mathews Burwell
It doesn’t take a natural disaster to bring down the systems your business relies on. It could be something very simple and it could happen at any time. The cloud has made it easy for anyone to protect themselves from disaster. The bigger question is, how long will it take to recover when disaster strikes?
Recovery time and acceptable data loss are often overlooked. How long will it take you to recover business critical systems? How much data are you willing to lose? Restoring data can be tedious and in a lot of situations, takes far too long.
Studies have shown that one of the primary reasons small businesses fail is data loss. Depending upon the amount of data you have, data loss can be catastrophic making data recovery impossible if you do not have a backup strategy in place.
If you have yet to implement a small business data backup strategy it is time to get started. Here are a few essential tips to help you get the ball rolling: