The loss of data can happen in a number of ways. It is crucial to partner with an IT support company that provides disaster recovery services. These disaster recovery services will minimise downtime for your business, give you flexibility, and ensure your business remains compliant with regulations such as the Data Protection Act and GDPR. In this blog post we will explain the benefits and why an IT support provider is an excellent investment for any company.
What Are The Benefits Of Having A Disaster Recovery Plan In Place?
IT failures are an inevitable part of the digital age. Few things are worse than losing data you have spent hours, months, or even years curating. Even the best IT system in the world can fall victim to human error or cyber-criminals with malicious intentions.
Many disasters can quickly take down your entire corporate network. If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place, chances are that the consequences will be severe. Research has shown that at least 60% of small businesses close within six months after suffering critical data losses, and only 10% of companies without disaster recovery plans survive significant failure.
So, how can a data backup and disaster recovery plan benefit your business?
Data loss can be very costly. Whether that be through loss of clients, decreased productivity, fines incurred when sensitive data has been compromised or a ransom demanded by hackers, a single data disaster could potentially force your business to close.
Implementing a disaster recovery plan, with the help of an IT support provider, can help you avoid each of these costly effects.
As the saying goes, time wasted is money lost. If your employees can’t be productive, your business will not make money. Companies that experience data loss and suffer from extended downtime can see huge losses, lost clients and damage to their reputation. Getting your systems back up quickly and smoothly is vital to overcoming a disaster.
Improved Customer Retention
Your customers expect nothing short of perfection and reliability. They can be unforgiving in the case of data loss or downtime and they can become wary. Subsequently, they will start to question the way in which your data was being stored and how reliable your businesses practices and services really are. The longer your operations are affected, the more annoyed they will become. Most clients can excuse a brief lapse in service. However, when your services are offline for hours or days on end, the reputation you have spent years building can quickly crumble.
It is vital that your business invests in data backup and disaster recovery planning, when it comes to sustainable customer retention.
Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common. Over the last few years, massive companies have had to find out the hard way as ransomware attacks have destroyed their systems. Even the NHS was temporarily brought to its knees by a cyber-attack a few years. Your small business is not immune to the threat posed by hackers.
Including data backup and restore policies into a disaster recovery plan can help ensure that even if your company does fall victim to a malware or ransomware attack, the impact is limited. Your IT support provider will simply be able to restore a backup of your information, allowing your business to get back up in running quickly and smoothly.
Protect Your Business Against The Unthinkable With Data Backup & Disaster Recovery Services
Is your business requiring a dependable data backup and recovery solution? Give us a call today on 0151 334 2543 to discover just what we can do for you. Alternatively, you can send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. We provide data backup and disaster recovery services in Wirral, Liverpool, Chester, Cheshire and North Wales.