Backup Best Practices and Lack of Disaster Recovery Plans

by | Mar 7, 2013 | Business Continuity

What are Backup Best Practices and Lack of Disaster Recovery Plans?

As a small business owner, you’ve worked hard to launch your eCommerce business, applying your expertise in areas that have paid off for your company: Your biggest coup was getting the jump on your competition in opening new markets internationally.

Along the way, you’ve kept a pulse on your IT needs, and feel competent with your own backup best practices, which include the use of many Flash drives, reliance on a tape system for nightly backups to your network as well as an security patch that happens to be outdated.

And then you get that ‘3 AM’ call from your marketer manning the customer service desk for those new global clients; the worst is happening, as your server is not only dumping data by files and folders but the dreaded DNS (denial of service) monster has visited your network, sending customers away from your site in droves.

“5 Steps to Prevent Data Loss When Disaster Hits,” a post on Mashable, points out that 57% of small businesses operate without a disaster recovery plan “in place.” The overview stresses the importance of foregoing the DIY (do-it-yourself) approach and relying on a professional service.

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As in most things related to security and disaster prevention, it’s imperative to have a plan, backup best practices to backup and protect the network, and “Keep at least one verified copy of critical data offsite.”

Furthermore, don’t assume that just because you have installed an on-premise antivirus software, for example, that you’ll keep malware at arm’s length.

What’s needed is the peace-of-mind of an IT support service, like Invenio IT, who can provide IT monitoring, maintenance and Help Desk to envelope your data and security with best practices.

Contact us to learn more about the wide range of options, backup best practices, including cloud hosting services.

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.