Posted by: Ed Becker | August 5, 2008

The ONE THING You MUST Do! Protect Your Data.

It is often said that the only things we must do is to pay taxes and die.  This is not true!! 

Bullet Proof Your Data

Bullet Proof Your Data

 

 

 

YOUR BACKUP IS YOUR BUSINESS

 A recent study discovered that, of companies experiencing a “major loss” of computer records, 43 percent never reopened, 51 percent closed within two years of the loss, and a mere 6 percent survived over the long-term. For businesses with 1 to 500 employees, in particular, these statistics suggest the necessity of crafting a Business Continuity Planning (BCP) strategy grounded in a robust data backup and recovery solution.
 

 

Unlike large enterprise organizations, many companies cannot afford optimal in-house strategies and business continuity and data backup solutions.  These companies are consequently at an elevated risk of being put out of business due to any major loss of data. Loss of data could mean emails lost, accounting data lost, patient or client files lost, company records lost, client legal records or orders lost and so on.

 There are Five Commandments for data backup that we will discuss in the coming posts. 

  1. know your recovery point objective supports your needs
  2. know your recovery time objective allows you to maintain continuity
  3. know your data is stored on a local device that is reliable
  4. store your data in at least one additional location more than 500 miles from your operations center
  5. know your data is recoverable by performing selective data restoration at least monthly

Your feedback is welcome, but above, do not do another thing unless you know your data is safe, recoverable, and your business can resume operations rapidly, no matter what may happen.

 More on the next post.  For now, mark an appointment for Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at 11:00 AM EASTERN USA time for a webinar on Business Continuity Preparedness.  More details on later blogs.

 

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