Eliminate Downtime with Business Continuity in the Cloud

by | Mar 25, 2015 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

Do you have a ‘Business Continuity in the Cloud’ strategy?

Business continuity in the cloud might sound like an overly technical phrase for a nascent small business, but it’s probably the most important five words you’ll ever have to think about now or in the future. That’s because it’s on the polar opposite side of one dirty words: Downtime. The latter is the worst enemy of every business, whether small or big. And we’ve seen far too many businesses nationwide end up not taking data backup seriously to a point where downtime became a fatal blow.

Imagine your own business in the scenario of businesses that went down during Hurricane Sandy in NYC in late 2013. Then you had the Polar Vortex last year, followed by human-created disasters like the network shutdown at Sony Pictures at the hands of online thieves.

The downtime for the businesses above was much too long because they didn’t invest in proper IT management or technology. Even if they initially thought that perhaps one or two days of downtime wouldn’t break them, it did for the smaller businesses that don’t have huge money reserves like Sony does. However, even Sony had monumental financial loss because of their server being locked up.

What would you do in a similar situation if a disaster suddenly struck unexpectedly and you didn’t have the cloud to immediately access your data?

Taking on Preventative Measures

The cloud is the best preventative against disaster because you can essentially have the entire contents of your business data stored there. When you need to access anything while out in the field, you can at any time of the day or night. Plus, with excellent management, you have protection against online thieves compromising information.

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Perhaps security is the reason why you and so many other businesses have held off using the cloud. The media sometimes blows things out of proportion after recent stories of corporate data breaches through the cloud. They don’t stop and realize that with proper monitoring, the cloud is the safest storage method available.

In a disaster scenario, gaining access to your business data within an hour at another location brings a new level of business continuity that nothing else provides. You ultimately prevent yourself from becoming a part of the alarming statistics proving far too many businesses are complacent on a business continuity plan.

Here at Invenio IT, we have a high quality cloud solution that assures your data is safe at all times and set for any disaster.

Contact us to find out how much money you’ll save using the cloud and how efficient it is so you can go about your work without worrying about what the future brings.

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.