We repeatedly talk about the need for data backup and efficient recovery practices in order to save your business from disaster. These disasters come when you least expect them and can really put a hurting on your business. Today, we’re going to take a look inside the retail sector to find why your average stores need to have resilient and up-to-date data backup in place.
Hurricane season is upon us, while we’ve been lucky in the Tampa Bay Area these past few years, the threat of a major storm could be weeks away. You may not need to start boarding up your windows or raiding Publix for dry food, water and batteries but you do need to start thinking proactively about how you’re preparing your business for a potential disaster. Many of us remember Hurricane Irma which rocked the South East United States in 2017, potentially disrupting 2,108,378 (yes – 2.1 million) businesses in Florida alone. Of these 145,415 businesses were in located Hillsborough county.
Businesses must be very careful when considering how to secure their future. One of the best ways to do so is by implementing solutions that keep your organization alive in the face of adversity. Data backup and disaster recovery is one way you can make sure unfortunate circumstances don’t hold your business back from succeeding in the future.
While data backup is a necessary component to any modern business’ success, the idea itself certainly isn’t modern. The act of protecting information dates back to before dates were even an inkling, when humanity was still writing data on cave walls to preserve it and notching animal bones to aid in primitive mathematics. Let’s review the history of data preservation, and how we’ve gotten to our current point.
Running a business without a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) strategy in place would be like jumping out of a plane without a parachute. It’s unheard of. You run the risk of losing more than just your business’ data. A data loss event has the potential to create a situation that would make it nearly impossible for your company to recover from. For the longest time, a tape backup was the most prominent data backup solution. Today we look at the tape backup and why they are a less than ideal solution to your backup needs.
In a perfect world, you wouldn’t have to worry about losing your business’ data. Every bit of information you need to would be available to you forever. The truth is, data can be lost at any moment, without any warning. How do you prepare? With a backup and recovery solution built around your business’ specific needs.
So, your business has a backup of all your critical data and information. That’s great, but it could be better. Having any backup is better than not having one at all, but not all backups are created equal. Now is the time to give your company’s backup and disaster recovery solution a good look. Today we are going to go over four things to consider when evaluating your backup and disaster recovery solution.
The threat of data loss for your business isn’t a pleasant thing to think about. However, being aware of the consequences could be the difference between getting back to business as usual quickly or losing your business altogether. That begins with your data backup and disaster recovery strategy. Today, we are going to talk about some backup and recovery prerequisites you’ll need to consider when building your plan.
As your small business moves its BDR solutions to the cloud, you may not see the use of having a physical data backup. After all, the cloud is secure, up-to-date, and always available. You won’t hear any debate about that from us. But to have the best backup and disaster recovery strategy for your business, you must be aware of every possible backup solution. This includes a simple physical backup.
Let’s talk about a modern-day, technological horror story: losing your smartphone. Did you instinctively check to make sure you still had it? Smartphones carry so much personal information that losing it could put your financial and social media accounts at risk. For businesses, employees losing company phones means your data would be vulnerable as well. Just how much information is stored on your smartphone? A lot.