The most obvious answer to the title of this article is: always! No one buys a car without also buying car insurance. So what’s the logic of having a business without having a disaster recovery plan? Disaster recovery is an essential part of an IT strategy and without this component the business runs the risk of seeing all your lost data. In today’s article, we’ll explain to you when your company needs a disaster recovery plan!
Your company needs a disaster recovery plan if it works with personal data
If you work with personal data of clients it is fundamental that you have a disaster recovery plan in your company, since in case of total loss of data it is almost impossible to return to normal business activity. The loss of data in a company can be fatal, even leading to its bankruptcy. In addition, a company that sees your data exposed or lost will need to recover its good image and recover the trust with customers and other stakeholders. According to Gartner, only 35% of small and medium-sized companies are betting on a disaster recovery plan and these are the ones that most easily succeed. Thus such a solution is essential to minimize (and in some cases eliminate) the damage caused by the exposure of confidential data.
Your company needs a disaster recovery plan if it wants to offer the best possible service to customers
The current consumer is increasingly informed and demanding, so he will not tolerate a service that is not available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. An offline infrastructure can mean heavy business losses and significant customer losses.
Your company needs a disaster recovery plan if it wants to maintain maximum performance levels
If there is a computer problem and important files are lost, the only alternative is to redo the work that had already been done previously. This leads to a large productivity drop. Having an up-to-date backup of the data will allow the company’s income to not be affected because even in the event of a computer disaster the employees will have access to the documents they need to work.
Your company needs a disaster recovery plan if you want to minimize hardware failures.
Even the best equipment on the market is in danger of failing. Unfortunately, 99% of IT professionals have a story to tell about hardware failures. Thus, it is essential that the chosen solution contemplate actions in case of hardware failures, because only this way will be possible to minimize the damages caused with the equipment failures.