As digital activity plays an increasingly central role in commerce, it is more crucial than ever that organisations of all sizes have a back up and disaster recovery plan in place.
Data loss, whether by human error, force majeure, system failure or cyber attack can be extremely costly if not fatal to a business.
A robust back up and disaster recovery solution is designed to safeguard your critical information and ensure uptime in the event of any such incident. This should be developed in conjunction with the Business Continuity Plan and recovery time objectives and priorities should form part of the brief. A clear strategy should be formulated to restore hardware, data and applications.
There is a false assumption in the SME marketplace that it is big corporates that face the highest risks. However, there is clear evidence that lost information or extended periods of downtime will put companies of any size at serious danger of going out of business.
While it is true that smaller businesses often have less budget to allocate in this regard, they are still exposed to natural disaster, still subject to human error and often even more vulnerable to attack as cyber criminals focus their attention on easier targets.