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By: karim on September 29th, 2014

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Gone in 60 Seconds: Why is Disaster Recovery Important?

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Remember that sense of panic you had the last time you couldn’t find your smartphone? Now imagine your phone represents your company’s data and software systems. What would you do if you lost everything in the next 60 seconds? While your phone is usually in the last place you look, in the business world, losing something important like data and software doesn’t always have an easy solution. That’s why it is vital your company invests in disaster recovery.

Causes of Disasters

In the business world, information, data, software and programs are crucial to a company’s success. Though they are safely stored away most of the time, things happen and files can be lost. Some common causes of IT disasters include:

Malware and Viruses

Even systems protected with top-notch security software are susceptible to malware and viruses. In certain situations, these invasions can destroy and corrupt files beyond repair.

Crashes

Oh, the dreaded system failure or crash. Whenever a system crashes, you cross your fingers, crack open a beer, and hope for the best. The results are often devastating and irreparable.

Human Error

Even the most highly trained employees and IT professionals mess up from time to time. Human error is a major cause of IT disasters and data loss.

Natural Disasters

Storms and other natural disasters can knock out a system and destroy data, such losses can be quite significant.

Disaster Recovery Plan

Does your company have a disaster recovery plan in place to protect itself from things like viruses, crashes, human errors and natural occurrences? If not, your company needs to discuss and create a plan that can be implemented in the event of a disaster that destroys your physical and/or IT resources.

A disaster recovery plan isn’t something quickly thrown together and forgotten about; it is a very practical plan that should be well-developed and continually updated. You should consider how each activity and resource within your organization is connected and which areas are most vulnerable. Next, you’ll want to plan for a short-term and long-term recovery. Finally, it’s important to test and maintain these plans as your business grows.

Your Disaster Recovery Solution

In the event of a disaster, the hardest things to recover are data, files, programs, and other virtual information. Without a data backup and disaster recovery solution, it will be almost impossible to replace everything you lost.

At Framework Communications, we can’t always prevent the disaster, but we can help you recover faster after all, it’s not about backing your data up, it’s about getting your data back up. Using our CareFree Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Service, you can rest easy at night knowing your important data has the advantage of safe, off-site storage, regular backups, live help and guaranteed disaster response time.