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Disaster Recovery and Risk Management


When you mention the term ‘disaster recovery,’ most people think about the big ground-shattering events like earthquakes, fires, floods, tropical storms, etc. While these natural events are certainly disasters and are devastating in their own right, smaller things can constitute as a disaster for your business, and they aren’t seasonal.

To B-logic, a disaster is anything that involves a major loss of data or major downtime. When employees are left sitting idle, unable to work, or access company data is compromised, that is a disaster.

Disaster can strike from any direction. Hard drives can go, data can be corrupted, hardware can fail, and networks can go down, and systems can become infected with viruses and malware. User error can cause disaster, as well as theft and other malevolent activity. While companies should take precautions to safeguard themselves against threats both external and internal, and managed maintenance can prevent a lot of foreboding issues, having a solid disaster recovery plan can uncover gaps to improve prevent and lead to faster recovery when there is devastating downtime.

A disaster recovery plan should start with analysis of the risks and dependencies of business critical systems, and your most important IT asset: your data. Computers can be replaced, hardware can be repurchased and software can be reinstalled. Your data is the culmination of countless hours of work by all of your employees ever. It’s no wonder why most businesses that suffer a major data loss go out of business within the first year. Loss of IT integrity often results in the loss of your companies credibility.

Your backed up data should be archived regularly offsite. Most importantly, your backup solution needs to be easy to test, and tested regularly. You don’t want to find out your backups are corrupted when it is too late.

The time to put together your company’s disaster recovery solution is now. Contact B-Logic to talk about solutions for safeguarding your data and your business in the event of a disaster, large or small.