This month’s focus is on backup and disaster recovery planning for your business. While most people tend to think of disasters like tornados, a business disaster could be as simple as a broken water pipe that floods your file room.
Take a moment and picture this scenario. You have a server in your office that keeps your company financial records, your client database, and other files and information that your team uses on a daily basis to run your business. You realize this is a risk, but your business is small and you are backing up the data, so it really isn't that bad, right?
Does your business have or even need a business continuity plan? For that matter, what is a business continuity plan?
From a terminology standpoint, the terms business continuity and disaster recovery are typically linked, but have two different meanings. Disaster recovery is the reactive step of resuming business after a disruptive event (a disaster) has occurred. One thing to keep in mind here is that while most people attribute disasters with natural disasters like a tornado, a disaster could be as simple as a broken water pipe that floods your file room or a fire in the next office over that causes smoke and water damage in your office.
What Every Business Owner Must Have In Place Now To Guarantee A Fast, Easy And Painless Recovery Of Their Data
When it comes to protecting your company’s critical data and keeping your operations running, you need to know for certain – without any lingering doubts – that you could recover your files and be back up and running again fast after a natural disaster, server crash, hacker attack or other data-erasing event.
That’s why it’s critical for you to attend our FREE webcast on disaster-proofing your business – and since no one can afford to be “down” for hours – possibly days – this is a MUST-attend event.
If all of your company's information is in the cloud and then your Internet connection goes down, what do you do? In this month's technology Q&A, we will look at some ways to mitigate this risk.
"What Every Business Owner Must Have in Place NOW to Guarantee a Fast, Easy, and Painless Recovery of their Data After a Disaster"
If you want to make sure you could be up and running again FAST in the event of a natural disaster, server crash, hacker attack or other data-erasing event, you need to see this webcast.
Original Air Date: Feb. 28, 2012
"How Cloud Computing Can Cut Your IT Costs By Half, Provide Automatic Disaster Recovery And Free You To Work From Anywhere On Any Device"
Cloud computing is one of the IT industries latest buzz words, but is it really the right direction for your business? Sure, there are some obvious benefits to moving to the cloud, but what about the risk? If you are considering the cloud for your business or organization or are just not quite sure what this cloud thing is all about, you need to see this webcast.
Original Air Date: March 27, 2012
How fast can your business be back up and running after a natural disaster, server crash, virus attack, or other data-erasing catastrophe? Let's face it ... no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less planning from them. It becomes one of those "important, not urgent" action items that (unfortunately) gets pushed to the back burner and never seen again.
"As a business owner, when should I worry about implementing data backup for my company?"
The answer comes in the form of another question, "How much do you value your business?"
Springtime in Texas brings in the thunderstorms and in yesterday’s case, the tornados. Last report was that there were 12 tornados and millions of dollars worth of damage, but amazingly, no fatalities in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas yesterday. We hope that your home or business escaped any major damage.
If you think “data backup” is synonymous with “disaster recovery” and aren’t sure what “business continuity” means, you’re not alone. Most of the business owners we talk to make the mistake of not knowing the difference and end up paying the price when data is lost, a network goes down or a disaster prevents them from accessing their physical office and the server inside.