IS YOUR ORGANIZATION PREPARED TO RESTORE YOUR DATA AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS QUICKLY TO SURVIVE ANY DISASTER?
Data has always been critical for any business’s survival and growth, so the importance of quickly recovering data cannot be overstated. Meanwhile, the threats to your data are changing and unpredictable, from malware infections to server crashes to natural disasters. Your cloud services recovery planning must be dynamic and comprehensive to keep pace.
You can’t afford to lose your data. Total Secure Technology can help.
Our multi-tiered backup services guarantee real-time, easily restorable backups. Our IT services ensure you never lose data, and users can get back to work within minutes of an incident.
But we don’t just save your work to another hard drive—we back up entire servers, databases, operating systems, software apps, and emails. And our comprehensive planning with easy-to-follow steps gets your business back on its feet in minutes.
One of the most common—and most costly—causes of disruption facing businesses today is data loss. Whether a virus causes trouble, a server crash, or even a natural disaster, it makes no difference. When vital data is lost, operations suffer, and downtime occurs.
Every business is unique, so calculating data loss can depend on a lot of different factors. A study done by Verizon measuring the annual cost of a data breach found the following insights:
A similar study conducted by Ponemone Institute found that, on average, the global cost of data loss was $3.6 million. That’s approximately $141 per data record. These studies primarily focused on the costs of data breaches, such as theft of personal user data, login information, and credit card numbers.
Another variable that makes it challenging to calculate data loss depends on the aftermath of the loss. When files and data are lost, it can lead to downtime that can paralyze your operations.
According to figures from the Aberdeen Group, $8,500+ per hour is the average cost from downtime related to data loss events for small business.
A data loss scenario is a business’s worst nightmare and can often have a lasting impact on your company’s financial health. For better awareness, here are several of the most common causes of data loss:
As the most fragile parts of a system, hard drives are typical causes of data loss. Mechanical issues, human mishandling, overheats, sudden power failure, and liquid damage are among the most frequent contributing factors to hard disk failure.
Human error is frequently a chief culprit in data loss, resulting in the unintentional deletion of data files and folders. Sometimes, users delete crucial system files such as system registry settings. They may also alter system files’ locations or attributes, incorrectly install an operating system, and more, which prevents the system from behaving correctly. Proper training in data handling could prevent data loss situations and prevent human error.
Whether caused by a natural disaster or your typical outage cases, a power failure can significantly halt business operations. A sudden shutdown due to a short power outage can damage your hard drive, which could lead to the inaccessibility of your essential data.
Another reason for data breaches is viruses and malware attacks that can harm or damage your essential data. A system often gets a virus from third-party application links or external devices such as an external hard disk, pen drive, memory card, etc. To protect your system from such viruses or malicious programs, it is mandatory to keep your antivirus applications updated.
Users create, update, save or delete files and folders from their systems every day. But what happens if the user performs a hard delete (Shift+Del key) and unintentionally deletes a critical file or folder. In this instance, your data will be permanently deleted and unrecoverable.
Planning for seemingly unlikely events can be difficult, but when it comes to data loss, it’s not a matter of if, but when. So if you haven’t yet made your IT backup and disaster plan a top priority—you could potentially be a horror story waiting to happen.
You hear about them all the time—seemingly simple mistakes that lead to costly business disasters. Sometimes, the aftermath of the IT disaster is so damaging that the company cannot ever fully recover.
Here are a couple of reasons you need a backup and disaster recovery plan:
Depending on your business’s location and nature, your operations may be vulnerable to an array of unforeseen events and natural disasters such as wind and snowstorms that down trees and power lines. All will do irreparable harm to your business. If you don’t put a proper plan in place, you may find it difficult to resume operations. In fact, 80% of companies that close for more than five days never reopen.
If you plan to continue delivering your customer service level your customers expect from you, disaster planning is a necessity. Most IT disasters are deemed unacceptable to end-users. So, put a disaster recovery plan in place. It may be costly upfront, but it’s far less expensive than trying to re-acquire a lost customer.
If you don’t have a backup and disaster recovery plan, it’s time to get one. Total Secure Technology can help. Our backup IT solutions and disaster recovery services protect you with: