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To Save Your Business from Disaster, Backup is Crucial
Businesses generate and collect a huge amount of data - some of it, practically useless, and some, critical to your business and its operations. It is this latter group that makes it so important that you have a comprehensive backup plan ready to go.
While not all of your data may be equally valuable, data loss is a bad thing across the board. This is precisely why k_Street Consulting, LLC offers comprehensive data backup and disaster recovery solutions.
Backing up your data allows you to sidestep the potential catastrophes that would come with the loss of your most critical information. Here, we’ll review a few situations that could put this data at risk to demonstrate how crucial having a backup really is.
Situation: Actual Disaster Event
Just about every business on Earth could potentially be impacted by some kind of weather event. Some deal with hurricanes, some deal with high winds and tornadoes, others with earthquakes and floods… you get the picture. Unfortunately, whichever one impacts your business, there isn’t very much you can do in the moment - which is why it is important to prepare now, so you can reopen again after the fact. Many don’t prepare, and therefore, don’t reopen.
Acting proactively and maintaining a backup allows you to more quickly bounce back after disaster has struck, allowing your business a second chance.
Situation: Data Corruption or Theft
Cybersecurity is a huge topic today, as there are many, many threats out there designed to target businesses. Take ransomware, for example: all it takes for you to lose access to your files is for an employee to click on the wrong thing. Not good.
However, using a BDR (in conjunction with a comprehensive business continuity plan) to keep your files safely backed up enables you to quickly restore data from an onsite backup copy of your data, while keeping another copy offsite for redundant protections and simplified migrations. This keeps you safe from a variety of threats, including ransomware and many other forms of malware.
Situation: The Classic Office “Whoops!” Moment
The BDR is supremely useful in that it gives you an on-demand resource to pull your data from, on demand, as it is needed. This is particularly handy if a team is collaborating on a project, and somebody accidentally deletes something absolutely critical to the project. With a backup, your progress won’t be lost to bad luck.
A BDR allows you to breathe a little easier about your files and their security. To find out about adopting one for your business, reach out to k_Street Consulting, LLC today. Call (202) 640-2737 to get started.