The world is unpredictable, and disaster could strike at any time. You buy insurance to protect your business financially against losses, but insurance can’t replace valuable data and the key applications that make your business work. To protect these items, you must plan ahead, creating a plan to restore your data with backup and mishap recovery strategies.
Consider these five situations that could strike your business.
1. Hardware Failure
Using a cloud-based or off-site storage can add additional protections, as it is unlikely both locations will be struck at the same time. Your disaster recovery plan should include these steps, to ward off the potential data loss that could occur.
2. Human Errors
No one is perfect, and that includes you and your employees. Forgetting to save changes, accidentally deleting an important document, or flipping the wrong switch could lead to a significant loss for your company. Training programs can help reduce errors, but the only way to keep your business truly safe from data loss due to human error is to back-up data regularly.
This checklist can help you get started in creating a plan that can protect your business from a variety of potential disasters. No business is immune from the risk of losing access to their data and applications. A disaster recovery plan can help assure that a loss is a minor and temporary problem, restoring your business operations quickly.