Many business owners have a plan for what to do in case of disasters such as a fire or natural disaster. But even if life and limb are preserved, your business can still suffer if you don’t have a plan to keep things running when disaster strikes. That’s why IT providers like Tolar Systems of Abilene, Texas provide comprehensive IT disaster recovery planning services: to help your business survive when disaster strikes.
What is disaster recovery planning?
Disaster recovery in the world of IT refers to having a plan to help your business recover from a technology disaster. These disasters can be costly: a recent survey by Techradar indicated that a single technology disaster can cost a company as much as $10 million, on average. The goal of disaster recovery is to minimize the impact of the disaster on your business, keeping your technology up and running so that you can continue to do business and serve your customers.
What kinds of disasters?
Technology disasters can include a wide variety of problems that a business might face that could cause disruption to their technology systems. Some of the most common technology disasters that can result in disruption to your business and loss of data include:
- Natural and manmade disasters – weather, fire, Acts of God
- Cybercrime and hacking
- Hardware problems
- Software configuration problems
- Malware and viruses
Disaster recovery planning helps your business prepare for the worst and recover quickly.
What does disaster recovery planning include?
When an IT provider like Tolar Systems , Zen IT Support develops a disaster recovery plan, we look at the most likely disasters to strike your business and develop a point-by-point plan to ensure your business is protected against those contingencies.
Your disaster recovery plan might include:
- Documentation – so that you’ll know what to do when disaster strikes.
- Testing – so you’ll know your plan works as it’s supposed to.
- Backup equipment – in case your equipment becomes unusable or is destroyed, we can assist with backup equipment.
- Failover planning – if the worst happens, a failover plan automatically transitions your business technology to backup systems at an alternative site.
- Application data and configuration backups – to provide the data and tools to get you back up and running quickly.
- Developing alternative facility plans – so you and your employees know where to go should disaster strike.
Depending on the needs of your business, Tolar Systems develops a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that will keep your business running smoothly. If disaster recovery planning sounds like something that could benefit your business, contact us to find out more.