This is why we’ve compiled our top 3 reasons why your backup and disaster recovery plan should be a priority.
1. Machines & Hardware Fail:
While we’ve made huge strides in the reliance of our technology, it’s still not perfect and is bound to have issues here and there. While it can be expensive for your company to eliminate any single point of failure in your IT infrastructure, it is really the only way you can be sure that a hardware failure will not interrupt your service or cause data loss. The best option is to back up your data regularly, ideally with a leading and highly secure managed hosting provider. This will help to eliminate any interruptions in case of IT infrastructure failures.
2. Humans Make Mistakes:
While this is among some of the hardest mistakes to prevent and correct, ensuring your data is regularly backed up lets you restore it to an error-free state. As much as we wish we were, people are not perfect and can easily overlook an important step in a process and accidentally delete data or enter the wrong data. Making sure you have efficient processes in place and good quality assurance programs are your best bet, but having an online backup solution can be as equally important.
3. Nature is Unpredictable:
We’ve all been witness to what can happen when the wrath of Mother Nature hits, which can be pretty unpredictable. Businesses that don’t have a backup and disaster recovery plan in place can find it almost impossible to resume operations after a major disaster hits. In fact, an estimated 80% of all companies that experience a business interruption of greater than five days, without recovery plans, go out of business.