As another relatively quiet hurricane season comes to a close, some are breathing a sigh of relief. Maybe not so much here in South Carolina where we have had devastating losses because of Hurricane Matthew. Two major disasters in as many years is a lot to go up against. Add in the wildfires in the Upstate region and our little state has taken quite the beating recently. Unfortunately this does not mean that we’re due for a break. In fact, it’s a great time to ensure that we’re ready for the next disaster that will hit us, whatever and whenever that may be.
It’s not a matter of if but when. Whether it’s big or small, sooner or later disaster will strike a computer system. It can be something as simple as a failed hard drive or a crashed operating system or something as extensive as the building burning down, disasters happen. The real important question here is, is your business prepared? Much like an evacuation plan in the event of a hurricane or a flood, it is prudent to have a disaster recovery plan in place to ensure that your business will survive disaster when it strikes.
- Do you have a backup of all your files?
- Do you have a second, off-site, backup of your files?
- Do you regularly look at your backup system to ensure that files are being backed up?
- Do you regularly test file restore capabilities to ensure that the recovery plan is functional?
If you can’t answer an emphatic YES to these questions, chances are you at risk.
What level of effort / how many man hours would it take to re-create the data your computer systems contain in the event of a failure? What about a catastrophic failure?
If that question makes you stop and think, contact us so we can help create a backup solution for your business and create a Disaster Recovery plan that can help your business survive.