Disaster Recovery Benefits for Your Business (that Don’t Suck)

by Sep 29, 2016Business Continuity

Disaster recovery benefits can save your business

When you’re in the workplace, one thing that’s important to remember is disasters are often very unpredictable. It’s never a good idea to wait until the last minute before backing up your data. For example, what if an unexpected power failure occurred, and all your files were still on the hard drive? Even worse, what if your device became infected with ransomware? With that said, in the case of any disaster, you need to be sure there’s a plan in place for recovering your information. Speaking of which, what are some disaster recovery benefits? Here are a few things to consider.

#1. Secures Business Reputation

One of the major benefits of disaster recovery, is that it helps to secure your company’s reputation. After all, not only do your customers want a business that provides good services, but also one where they know their data is kept safe. Even in the event where an incident does occur, your customers want to be sure that any of their supposedly lost info is stored away and will be recovered as quickly as possible. Not to mention word of mouth can both make and break a business. Failure to secure the data of your customers, may cause them to tell other potential customers about your business practices. On a brighter note, if your company has a good reputation, the exact opposite is true.

#2. Peace of Mind

Another benefit of having a disaster recovery plan for your business, is that it gives you peace of mind. With as many things as there are to manage in your company, the last thing you want is to constantly worry about what would happen if your business was struck by disaster. By already having a contingency plan in place, you can focus on other aspects of the business, while also knowing all data is secure. For example, keep any sensitive info stored on a flash drive, and have it backed up via cloud computing as well.

#3. Extra Layer of Protection

Out of all the disaster recovery benefits, having an extra layer of protection is what strongly secures your business. After all, you already have anti-virus software protecting your device(s), right? Your employees are also educated on what websites to avoid so they don’t fall victim to ransomware, right? Now, let’s say you add in a disaster recovery plan into the mix. With that extra layer of protection, your sensitive information is practically untouchable if an incident were to. With cloud computing, for example, you can store and access your data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. Even if your company’s computers were affected by a power outage, your data wouldn’t be impacted at all.

#4. Helps to Enforce Business Policies

Disaster recovery is also beneficial for your business, because it helps to enforce any and every policy in your company. However, it’s not just for your benefit, but for the benefit of your employees as well. As an example, let’s say most of them are new to the workplace. Isn’t it important that you let them know what’s expected of them? By having a contingency plan in place in the event of a disaster, as well as even training them on any emergency procedures, they know that you take disasters in the workplace seriously. Your employees also see the consequences that could come from any data getting compromised, both from a business and personal perspective.

For more information about the importance of disaster recovery benefits for your business, feel free to contact us today at Invenio IT.

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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.

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