It’s now more important than ever to have a regular backup and a disaster recovery plan for your data. Here at Superfast IT we have over 15 years’ experience in helping clients with their backups and disaster recovery plans. We still get asked why they’re needed despite them now being a critical part of cyber security. Here are five reasons why you need backup and disaster recovery.
We can automate almost anything with the help of technology, but one thing we’ll never be able to stop is human error. Unfortunately, everybody makes mistakes. All it takes a single wrong click and years’ worth of data can disappear in an instant. While you can train your staff to be cyber secure sometimes the worst happens. Regular backups will make sure you can get back to normal in no time.
Blizzards, earthquakes, floods, fires and more. Natural disasters are infrequent, but when they hit, they hit hard. While you may not be able to protect your workplace adequately from a natural disaster, there are ways to make sure that your data is safe. Keeping regular backups of your data will help you get back up and running as soon as possible. It’s also a good idea to keep a copy of your data offsite or in the cloud. Not only will storing your off-site data help protect against natural disasters but things such as system failure too.
Software and Hardware Errors
Sometimes without warning software or hardware will fail without warning. It can be a genuine part fault or something such as a power cut. Making sure you have the latest updates on your machine can stop errors from occurring majority of the time but you can never guard against it 100%. Backups and a disaster recovery plan will help you get back to normal if your software or hardware fails.
A business grade backup and disaster recovery plan will dramatically improve your cyber security. Not only could it deter attacks in the first place but if the worst were to happen, you could rest easy knowing your data is safe. If your account gets locked out due to a ransomware attack, you know you’re safe due to your data being stored away from your device.
Does your company have personal details about customers? Did you know if this isn’t stored or protected properly you could get fined thousands of pounds? Having a well-implemented backup and disaster recovery plan will not only benefit you but your clients as well.
We hope these five reasons have convinced you that you need a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery plan for your business. Superfast IT can help you create a business grade backup and disaster recovery plan. Want to know more about how we can help you and your business? Make sure to visit our IT support page.