In 2017, data breaches cost companies an average of $7.35 million. Many of these companies are not in a position to survive data loss or high and unexpected expenses. That's why it's important to have backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions in place.
BDR is a business feature meant to protect a company from data loss. The causes of data loss include:
- Natural disasters
- Cyber attacks, computer viruses, and internet downtime
- Human error
- Defective equipment and power failure
Business people focus on increasing sales, cutting down costs, and finding new customers. Unfortunately, losing your data could bring all these achievements tumbling down.
Read on to learn why your company needs backup and disaster recovery solutions.
1. Recover Lost Data
Every year, your business creates more information, reports, customer profiles, and other data. It likely includes confidential information about the formula of your profitable products. You risk losing it all in one fell swoop.
IT support helps you recover all your lost data. This support ensures you don't have to start building your company afresh.
2. Provide Access to Data Through Cloud Storage
Backing up your data to cloud storage allows employees to access it from any location. This option allows them to finish work at home. It also lets authorized employees make changes to some of the stored data.
This backup is also crucial during times of natural disasters. It may be impossible to access the office and retrieve the data. There could be damage to computers and other file storing facilities. Cloud data backup solves this problem.
3. Keep Confidential Data Safe
Small companies are always at risk of criminals breaking in and stealing data. They may be unable to afford the high-tech security systems available to bigger businesses. Fortunately, data backup moves the exposed information to safer storage.
4. Prevent Damage from Cyber Attacks
Aside from physical data theft, businesses are also at risk of online criminals. Hackers are looking to compromise data in the cloud. Others use Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks to disrupt your operations.
These types of hacks and attacks not only steal your data but also cause data damage. This loss of data makes it tough to work because you're not sure about the accuracy of your data. Backup and recovery solutions restore all your lost or damaged data.
5. Guarantee Quick Resumption of Operations
The last reason is to resume operations quickly. Data loss possibly leads to lost customers and revenue. It also potentially causes employees to be less productive. As if things couldn't get any worse, news of your lost data damages your reputation.
Backup and disaster recovery solutions help your company resume operations quickly. They provide the key information needed to continue working. This information could include product data, goods tracking reports, and customer information.
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No one can predict when or whether your business will suffer data loss. The key is to be prepared for everything. Disasters, theft, cyber attacks, and other causes of data loss may strike at any time.
A BDR solutions provider should offer technical and cloud support at affordable prices. Set up simple yet effective data backup and recovery strategies. These processes will keep your business running smoothly no matter what happens.
Contact us to learn more about our IT services and support.
Sagacent Technologies offers technology management and support, including proactive/preventative maintenance, onsite and offsite data back-ups, network and security audits, mobility solutions, disaster planning and emergency business resumption services. The company serves clients of 10 to 150 employees within the Silicon Valley region.