No matter how large or small your business is, Information Technology (IT) continues to grow in importance for the success of Nashville-area businesses.
From day to day, your IT systems are an essential component of your business. They may not be at the front of your mind, to be sure. But, without them, your organization wouldn’t be fully functional.
One’s thing’s for sure: while we may not think about IT on a daily basis, we’re immediately aware of the consequences when systems fail. And, when disaster hits, an organization becomes highly vulnerable. Whether that disaster is a fire, an earthquake, a terrorist attack, a hacker, or something else, there’s no question that losing IT functionality can be devastating.
Are you prepared to deal with a catastrophic event such as one of those mentioned above? Do you know what will happen to your business if a fire or power failure strikes? Have you considered the potential fallout stemming from the loss of sensitive data? Many businesses never recover from these sorts of disasters.
There’s good news, however. Joe Crandall, the Cloud Solutions Architect at JourneyTEAM, reassures us that “There is no reason with today’s modern technology” why a business should have to suffer from these sorts of events. Create system safeguards is simpler and less expensive than you might think. The problem, though, is that most businesses in the Nashville area don’t take the necessary precautions. And, when disaster strikes, it’s too late to act.
Have you considered the consequences of losing your inventory system? Suddenly, you’re unable to ship any product for days. What would happen to your cash flow? Even worse, what if all of your customer data suddenly disappeared? Could you adhere to regulatory standards and keep your business afloat? Or, would you be forced to shut down in the face of adversity?
Ask yourself one simple questions: is your data backed up right now? You might respond affirmatively, and believe that you can rest easy. But, are those backups physically located on your company’s premises? If they are, then they may not be as secure as you believe them to be. Imagine what would happen if those backups suddenly disappeared. Could you recover, or would you have to close your doors?
These kinds of questions can be overwhelming. Fortunately,
IBM recently conducted a survey which found that a mere 40% of Internet businesses had an existing disaster recovery plan. And, out of those businesses, most of them weren’t bothering to update or check up on their plan from year to year. In fact, only 8% of businesses had a proper, updated Disaster Recovery Strategy ready to go in the event of a disaster.
On top of this, statistics from Aveco demonstrate that fully 20% of companies will incur a disaster eventually, whether it’s a power failure, natural disaster, hardware issues, or something else.
What happens if these companies don’t have a Disaster Recovery Plan in place? The statistics speak for themselves:
- 43% of such businesses will never open their doors again
- 80% will close within a year’s time
- 93% experiencing data loss will close in less than 5 years
Don’t allow your business to fall into one of these categories. Call JourneyTEAM today, and allow us to create a comprehensive Microsoft Azure Disaster Recovery Strategy for your business. We’ll custom fit it to our business’s situation, and put together an impact assessment to ensure that we fully understand the potential impact of a disaster on your business. We’ll even take into account your business’s various Microsoft systems (such as
JourneyTEAM will work to determine the risk-cost ratio of a number of potential catastrophic scenarios, and we’ll create the most cost-efficient recovery plan possible for your business.
Don’t wait. Act now, before disaster strikes.
Article by: Dave Bollard - Head of Marketing | 801-436-6636
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