Your Business Can’t Sleep on Your Data Backup System

Whether we like it or not, there is a lot that can go wrong in business, much of which could prevent you from accessing your company’s data infrastructure. Let’s explore some of the different scenarios in which your business will be glad it has a data backup and disaster recovery solution in place.

Hardware Failure

No matter how much we wish it weren’t so, our technology will not last forever, nor should you expect it to. Components can and will fail eventually, so it’s up to you to ensure that such events don’t compromise your ability to get work done. Thankfully, monitoring allows you to predict when these events are more likely to occur, so you can adequately address them before they become major problems. These other issues, however… not so much.

Natural Disasters

Even if your business is not in a disaster zone, there are bound to be certain natural disasters that can derail your organization’s productivity and put its future at risk. Disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, structural fires, power surges, earthquakes, and so on can all impact your business’ ability to operate, so you should have a strategy in place to back up and protect your assets, including both data and human resources.

Hacking Attacks and Security Breaches

Nobody can predict when their organization will fall victim to the many threats on the Internet, but what you can do is be ready to tackle them head-on when they do eventually aim for your business. You should take regular data backups to ensure that you always have that “nuclear” option should any infection get too bad, particularly ransomware that does not utilize a double-extortion tactic, as well as comprehensive network security tools to prevent breaches in the first place.

User Error

Mistakes happen, and your employees could inadvertently make ones so devastating that you have no choice but to restore a data backup. You can avoid user error by adequately training your employees on what they should and should not be doing, as well as controlling who has access to important information.

The key to any good data backup and disaster recovery solution is not to wait until you need it, but to take proactive action by implementing one today. SRS Networks can help you out in this respect; not only can we implement a data backup and disaster recovery system, but we can also manage its day-to-day maintenance and ensure that your backups are both automated and secured. To learn more, reach out to us at (831) 758-3636.

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