Continuing on from my June 6th post, today I will share with you the second reason in a series of eight to invest in a disaster recovery plan. After convincing your executives that protecting their data is vital to the survival of the business, you need to make sure they understand that data loss can happen to anyone. Although the news about recent tornadoes, floods, fires, etc. puts business continuity at the front of our minds, many businesses still have the “it won’t happen to me” philosophy.
However, data loss can happen to anyone. Downtime and data loss can be associated with scheduled maintenance, IT errors, system crashes, malicious attacks, as well as natural disasters. Gartner estimated that 32% of data loss was due to user error in a recent study. That is a huge risk to run for any business!
With a disaster recovery solution that includes data replication and data warehousing, businesses can reduce the impact of downtime on their businesses and minimize the lost data and revenue risks associated with everyday IT failures and mishaps….as well as those more serious disasters that seem to be happening all over the country these days.
Check back for Reason #3 in a few days!