It’s not always hackers that create dangerous situations for your organization. Threats can come from even unforeseen locations, such as your business’s network. No matter what the threat is, though, you have to be extremely careful about the little things that spell doom for organizations just like yours. One of these is failing to have a data backup solution in place.
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.
There is nothing more debilitating to a company than data loss. Most companies think the only thing lost in a data loss event is vital information. After the data loss event and the restoration of your backups, you still must consider the lost productivity that comes because of the incident. Information and productivity are not the only things you’ll lose in the event lost data.
With several massive storms, wildfires, earthquakes, and floods trampling major cities all over the world, the concept of data backup and disaster recovery is an especially relevant topic. Business owners must ask whether or not they are prepared to handle such events because if they don’t, they’ll be jeopardizing the future of their business.
These days you can’t go a week without hearing about governments, companies, and other organizations dealing with major data breaches. It’s so commonplace that sometimes people don’t stop to consider the effect all these data loss events can have. As it pertains to the individual, there is always the chance, if a company gets breached, or loses data from a disaster or a hack, that your anonymity is a casualty. After the media attention fades, there are millions of people that are left exposed and companies, some huge multinational conglomerates, that don’t face any repercussions.