Back Up Data And Improve Business Continuity Today

by | May 26, 2015 | Business Continuity

Don’t wait before it’s too late to improve business continuity

Whether it’s just a problem with one worker’s computer, or your business’s entire system has an issue, data loss can be catastrophic for a business. But you don’t have to fall victim to it. Having a strong business continuity system in place can protect your data against disaster and your business against the loss of precious time, money, and energy. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you put together a plan to improve business continuity.

How much time can you afford to lose?

Sure, you might have a data retrieval plan, but some data retrieval methods take more time and energy than others. If you choose a system that takes a while to retrieve data and get your network up and running again, you could lose worker productivity and even miss important deadlines for your customers. Not good. Even worse, you may lose customers to competitors while you are trying to put your system back together.

How much data can you afford to lose?

If you lost all of the data that your business generated in one day, what would the consequences be? How many customers would you lose track of? How many projects would be set back? And even if you had a way to retrieve data, how difficult would it be to piece back together what you’ve lost? If the interruption to your business continuity would be costly, you will want a very comprehensive backup plan.

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To avoid these potentially devastating costs, look to a holistic business back up plan to improve your business continuity. Holistic systems take into account factors like the cost of restoration and the time it takes to get your system back up and running. That way, you won’t lose data, but you also won’t lose your customers or your productivity. And in today’s global market, that protection is more important than ever.

So if you haven’t looked into a holistic business continuity plan for your company, now is the time. If you’d like to learn more about business continuity technology, contact us for more information.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.