In the face of a disaster, panic can lead to impulse decisions that may result in major business losses. Fortunately, there are a variety of precautions you can take to provide peace of mind in times of panic.
Back up Data
Technology is taking over the business world, so it's critical that backup plans be implemented to keep your data safe and secure. When companies cannot recover data, 60 percent will shut down within six months of the disaster.
Cloud-based services provide rapid data backup and recovery in a secure and private cloud environment. By eliminating excess on-premise infrastructure, businesses have more functional space and data remains easily accessible. Key features like a self-service portal allow businesses to monitor their environment and execute smaller scale recoveries if needed.
Simplify Workspace Recovery
With $1.7 trillion lost due to downtime and data losses, companies need to have an alternate work environment available at the time of an emergency. A business continuity plan lacking this feature can put disaster recovery efforts to a halt.
One option is a virtual office, in which your desktop environment is hosted within the cloud. In case of a server crash, you will be able to get your desktops back up and running within minutes instead of days.
Test Your Enterprise
No matter what backup system you choose, always test your recovery plan before you have to use it. This will help you work out any kinks before a crisis arises. With recovery engineers assisting you throughout the process, testing your recovery services will be efficient and painless. To learn more about the importance of testing your plan, check out our video.
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