The digital landscape plays a pivotal role in the success of businesses.
However, the potential for unforeseen events leading to complete or partial data loss poses a significant threat.
In this article, we take a closer look at what Backup and Disaster Recovery is, and why this is critical for businesses to implement reliable and tested strategies.
Proper Backup and Disaster recovery is crucial for businesses because it acts as a safety net for your customers valuable information and data.
Just like how we make copies of important documents and photos to protect them, businesses should do the same. Examples of sensitive data can include personal information, financial records or employee information.
Let’s take a closer look at what exactly Backup and Recovery is. Commonly mistaken as the same thing, ‘backup and disaster recovery’ includes 2 steps.
Backup is creating a spare copy of your important data and storing it in a safe place – ideally in a separate location. This way, if something were to happen to the original data, like hardware failure, a cyber-attack or human error, businesses can restore their information from the backup and continue operating as normal. Keep in mind you will need to back up your information regularly, so you continue to have the most up to date data.
Disaster Recovery, on the other hand, focuses on the overall strategy and procedures for recovering and restoring operations after an IT disaster or disruption to your work computers. It involves the processes and technologies used to bring your computer systems, applications, and data back to work after a computer crash or other unexpected event.
A reliable and tested backup and recovery means businesses can bounce back from any data-related disasters, whilst protecting their reputation, maintain customer trust, complying with legal requirements and avoiding any financial losses.
Common mistakes in Backup and Recovery.
1: Using outdated technology:
Your hardware will likely fail or the complexity to get your business back up and running may be difficult and costly.
2: Infrequent or Irregular Backups:
How much and how frequently do you generate/update data? Businesses risk losing a significant amount of data in the event of a failure or incident if not backed up regularly.
3: Lack of Offsite Backup’s:
Don’t leave all your eggs in one basket. Increase your chances of recovering quickly and smoothly by having offsite backups in a separate location or utilising a cloud-based backup service.
4: Employee Education:
Training employees in the proper practices can minimise the risk of accidental deletion, data recovery protocols and realising potential risks.
5: Ignoring Security Measures:
Neglecting security measures such as encrypting backups can expose information to unauthorized access or breaches.
Section Technologies can help!
If you would like peace of mind knowing your data is secure, backed up and recoverable should the unthinkable happen, Section Technologies offers tailored IT packages to suit your business needs. Book a call today to chat to one of our expert technicians about a business Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan!