It's not a matter of if, but rather a matter of
when some level of technological disaster will affect your business.
software has a reputation for being expensive, unnecessarily
complicated, unreliable, and time consuming to manage, costing
thousands of dollars and requiring highly qualified staff to manage. As
a result, many businesses go without any backup strategy at all,
leaving them vulnerable to data loss.
Data loss is a serious threat to the ongoing
viability of small and medium-size businesses (SMBs).
According to the National Archives and Records Administration
in Washington D.C., 93% of companies that lost their data
center for 10 days or more due to a disaster filed for bankruptcy
within one year of the disaster. And 50 percent of these same
businesses filed for bankruptcy immediately. How long could
your business run without its data?
Statistics show 60% of businesses will fail if
they lose their business data. We will help you make sure that doesn't
happen to your business.
much as 60% of corporate data resides unprotected on PC desktops and
laptops. We can help you make sure that data is
centrally on a server where it can all be backed up.
Data losses can occur due to employee mistakes,
software corruption, hardware
failure, theft, malicious acts from a disgruntled
employee or outsider, or disasters such as fire, floods, or earthquakes.
Although backup and disaster recovery are critical
business concerns, many SMBs don't understand:
- Which data is critical to the ongoing viability
of their business
- How to implement a backup and recovery strategy
to best address their business needs
We can help you not only backup up data with
a disaster preparation/recovery plan, but also a
business continuity plan to allow your business to continue operating
in the event of some disaster.
Three Levels of Data Loss/Disaster
Losses or disasters can happen in
different ways and the type of protection needed is different
for each type of loss.
1. Data Loss
or folders of data can be lost or corrupted due to employee mistakes
(even something as simple as deleting the wrong file), software
corrupting data, virus infections, hardware malfunctions, etc.
How frequently that data is backed up determines
how much data will be lost when files/folders have to be restored.
of the files/folders from online storage, possibly even user
self-service restore of previous versions of files, will allow your
employees to be quickly productive again.
Restoration from a tape backup will require a
systems engineer and will take longer.
2. Server Loss
the server (or drive) holding the data fails or is stolen, the server
(or drive) needs to be replaced. How quickly can you replace
server? If the exact model replacement server is not
can an image of the operating system be restored or does it need to be
installed and configured and all your applications installed and
configured? It can take several days to get a replacement
and even longer if the software has to be reinstalled before data can
Virtualizing the server from an image backup can
be done in as little as 30 minutes so that your employees can start
working while replacement hardware is obtained. The ability
restore an image to dissimilar hardware is a key to speedy recovery
when replacement hardware is obtained.
3. Business Site Loss
your entire business site (or your server(s) and local backups) is lost
due to theft, fire, or some other disaster, you might need
way for your business to continue to operate from some alternate site.
At the very least, you need to get to backup data that was
Backup data has to be stored off site (probably at
least 100 miles from your site) so that it is not lost if the site (or
local backup) is lost. How frequently data is sent off-site
determines how much data will be lost in this event.
returning backup data to your business or even the ability to remotely
operate on that data will allow your business to get back to business.
IT Professional Services' managed
care includes options for complete data protection, server
protection, and business site protection,.
If you need assistance developing a data backup
perparation/recovery plan or a business continuity plan, IT
Professional Services can help. Call our
out more about our managed care service