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Why Every Business Needs a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

Data loss can be costly to your business

Even though most of us believe data loss will never happen to our business, in today’s digital world it has never been more important to take backup and disaster recovery seriously. It has been shown that the survival rate for companies without a disaster recovery plan is less than 10%1 with 53% never recouping the losses incurred by the disaster2. It’s inevitable that at some point your data will be in danger from either natural or human factors; this is where NCI can be on hand. We can provide a range of tailored BDR solutions as individual as your business.

What is a backup disaster recovery solution?

Backup and disaster recovery is the combination of data backup and disaster recovery designed to work together to ensure business continuity in the event of natural disasters, cyberattacks, human error, hardware failure and to protect client data (essential under the new GDPR regulations). It will protect you from experiencing the frustration and subsequent costs of losing data or your business grinding to a halt, damaging your reputation and possibly losing customers to your competitors.

Why does my business need a BDR solution?

Why every SME should have a disaster recovery plan

1. Natural disaster

Mother nature is unpredictable, and we can never be sure when and how she will strike. Would your business be ready if you were hit by a fire or flood? Would your business still be able to function without critical data and business functions?

2. Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are becoming more common place as cyber criminals prey on smaller and more vulnerable businesses who maybe feel they are too small to consider IT security a necessity. A secure BDR process would mean even if you were hit by a cyberattack your data would be secure and business downtime would be limited.


3. Human error

Let’s face it, we are all human and we do make mistakes! The human factor, your staff, can be a critical vulnerability that cyber criminals are more than happy to exploit. For this reason, it is important to train your staff in cyber security skills and have the appropriate backup disaster recovery solution in place if the unthinkable does happen.


4. Hardware failure

Even the most reliable hardware or systems will fail at some point. Therefore, a backup and disaster recovery solution will ensure your business is back up and running as soon as possible.


5. Protect client data

With the implementation of the GDPR it has never been more important that any client or employee data held on your network is properly secured and controlled. A serious data breach could ruin your bussinesses reputation and its future.

What should you look for in a BDR Solution?

The needs of different businesses when it comes to BDR can very different especially depending on your business sector. In general, when looking for a suitable BDR solution you should consider the following:

- Hardware compatibility
- 24/7 365 day availability
- Scalable pricing
- How quickly can your data be recovered and systems brought back online
- Choose a company with a strong reputation 

Why not ensure your data and networks are secure with a BDR service from NCI. Services range from a simple file/folder backup of your laptop files to complete application and server (virtual or physical) backup with off-site storage or synchronisation to USB. To find out more on our available BDR services just click here.


Alternatively, speak to our team so we can advise you on the best tailored mix of backup and restoration services to help protect and secure your business.

Sources
1,2 https://blog.storagecraft.com/download/recover-ability-guides/why-you-need-bdr%201.0_2012_WEB.pdf

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