The roadblocks and hurdles you’re facing with your company’s IT can be unpredictable. Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are how we bring order to the chaos and predictability to your services.
What is your disaster recovery plan? Technology has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few decades. It can do amazing things, and it continues to transform the way we all conduct business. All of these advances have made it easy to rely on technology and trust it to make our lives and jobs simpler. When everything is functioning perfectly, and no one is trying to invade your systems, it might be tempting to feel like you have nothing to worry about with your IT.
The truth is there are many threats to your productivity and efficiency out there. There are viruses, phishing emails, international hacking campaigns, and even simple human error. All of these factors can impact your business in negative ways. Do you have a plan in place for reacting to these events? It can be difficult to plan for all of these potential threats, that’s why you need a disaster recovery plan that offers both flexibility and durability. Your backup plan needs to be ready to react to multiple types of threats, and it needs to be robust enough to survive all those threats intact.
As we’ll explain further in this piece, it is no simple task creating a plan that covers all your bases and plans for the unpredictable. This difficulty is one of the reasons that we recommend partnering with experts in data recovery and storage like the team members at ZenGroup. We have years of experience in data protection and adapting to the needs of clients from diverse backgrounds. We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all solutions, and we take the time to create a custom plan for every client or organization.
Many companies that suffer significant data loss due to a breach or natural disaster never recover from it. Disaster recovery and business continuity are investments you can make today to protect the future of your business and the livelihood of your employees. You do not want to be the company that is looking for data backup and crisis management after the crisis has already struck. We can create an IT strategy for data storage that is backed by our years of experience and shaped by the particular needs of your business.
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As we pointed out above, many factors and elements go into assembling a disaster recovery plan for your company. The following steps are only part of the process for crafting a plan for your backup systems.
- Create an Inventory of Your Assets
-You need to know what is at risk before your company faces any loss. Take an inventory of the hardware, software, and data you rely on for the operations of your business.
- Conduct Risk Assessments
-How at-risk are you? Create a list of the internal and external threats to the assets from the earlier step in the process.
- Assess Your Critical Applications and Data
-What is the most important data in your business? Ideally, you don’t want to lose anything, but you need to know what can be reproduced and what is vital to the future of your business.
- Set Your Recovery Point Objectives
-How long can your operations tolerate downtime or disruptions? The answer to this question tells you what kind of data backup and recovery you need to set up and how fast it needs to respond.
- Find the Right Tools
-Not all disaster recovery and data backup tools are created equal. Also, the solutions for one business are not always the right solutions for another. Find the tools and techniques that fit your budget and the needs of your business.
- Make Communication a Priority
-Create a documented set of steps for responding to a disaster and communicate it to everyone who needs to know it. This will reduce response time and create more stability across the organization.
- Test the Plan
-Before you actually risk losing data, test your backup plans and recovery tools. See how your redundancies and safeguards react to real-world assessment.
- Document Results and Make Improvements
-Look at the results of your test, decide where it succeeded and where it failed. You can learn from there and improve your plans.
- Update the Plan Periodically
-Your company is going to grow and change as time passes. Invest in your future and set aside time to review your DR plan. Maybe there is new technology that makes your plan obsolete or a new operation in your business that needs to be added to the overall strategy.
All of these steps might look like a lot of work for your employees or internal IT team. The good news is that ZenGroup is equipped to build your disaster recovery plan on your behalf.
At ZenGroup, we believe that every client deserves solutions that suit their situation. Tailored service is built into everything we do and all the practices we offer. We are technology and brand-agnostic when it comes to what is best for your business. You can trust us to only recommend the tools and techniques that will improve your organization. We are not interested in wasting your time or selling you on something you won’t need. Because we offer managed IT service plans with monthly fees, it is in our best interest to resolve your issues the first time with solutions that work for the long haul. To learn more about disaster recovery planning and our other services, reach out to ZenGroup today.