Having an IT disaster recovery plan is an essential business need. People often overlook it because they think that they already have all angles covered or they simply think a ‘disaster’ won’t happen to them.
Today in 2017 it’s safe to say we are at the peak of cyber threats affecting businesses and individuals, and more worryingly is that there may be worse to come. Why should any business of any size put aside an IT disaster recovery plan especially when cyber attacks are hitting us on a daily basis with only the large-scale attacks taking the limelight. We’ll drill down the 5 reasons why an IT disaster recovery plan is essential for any business.
Nothing lasts forever and that is underlined even more so with technology. No one is immune from everyday technological failures such as hard disk and internet failure therefore an IT disaster recovery plan is what every business needs in case the worst happens. The best thing to have in place are backups, regular backups. A rather cost-effective and hassle-free option would be to look for an IT Disaster Recovery as a Service. Leave it to the experts to watch over your data, obtain data from anytime period via a simple email or call – hassle free and you’ll have the peace of mind that your business is covered and that you can call on the managed IT services company at any time.
In the event the worse happens is your business prepared to pick up where you left off from? Or do outages, whatever shape or form, drag you and your clients down every time they occur? An IT disaster recovery plan goes hand in hand with business continuity and ensures that your business still operates when you have periods of downtime or when a disaster actually does occur. What’s worst if you encounter any data loss, without an IT disaster recovery plan in place you may risk losing clients.
An IT disaster recovery plan can streamline the recovery process should there be a need to recover from a ‘disaster’. Whether you have a single or multiple branches across different locations, an IT disaster recovery plan will certainly save you time and hassle and get your business back on its feet faster and smoother than manual methods. Even more so if your IT disaster recovery plan is outsourced to a managed IT expert, you can rely on them to work together with all of your branches and minimise disruption on your behalf.
Essentially an IT disaster recovery plan will save you money in case a disaster does happen. It’s like an insurance policy where your business will invest in on a regular basis and in time of a disaster the IT disaster recovery plan should take care of you, especially if it is outsourced to a managed IT services company. The cost of having an IT disaster recovery plan in the event of a disaster will definitely be much lower than picking up the pieces yourself.
About IntelliTeK Pty Ltd
IntelliTeK is a managed IT services company in Sydney, Australia. With major vendor relationships and accreditation’s from the worlds leading IT companies including WatchGuard, Microsoft, Trend Micro and Amazon Web Services, IntelliTeK have kept clients happy since 2007.
IntelliTeK are always up to date with the latest cloud backup solutions which is why we only partner with the best in the industry. If your company isn’t fully equipped to fend off cyber criminals, then get in touch with us so we can discuss your options. Call us on 1300 768 779, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, fill out the web form, or have a Live Chat with us below.