No one plans to fail, but many fail to plan.  There are two major causes of date loss: technology failure and human error.  The fact is, the question isn’t whether or not disaster will happen, it’s when.  Even if you have a disaster recovery plan in place, it’s in your best interest to review it and see if there’s anything that may need to be updated to keep up with your growing business.

  1. Consult an Expert. Recovery experts have experience in every disaster scenario and know which gaps to close.  They are able to identify vital systems for recovery and resign a plan to facilitate recovery.
  2. Conduct an Audit. This will hep you identify the exact risk to your company, how much downtime is tolerable, inventory your digital assets, and identify key people in your communications.
  3. Create Your Plan. Fully document your plan with goals, timetables, and priorities for recovering emails, orders, financial records, and critical applications.
  4. Involve Your Team. Management, sales, production, finance, and IT need to know what’s happening at all times.  They will also be involved in the recovery process, and will need to specify their roles in your plan for they can know what to expect.
  5. Establish Lines of Communication. Knowing whom to call can avoid confusion during an extremely stressful time and pull your team together.
  6. Practice Makes Perfect. Creating a habit of process can make things run smoothly.  Those that run a mock drill have a greater chance of recovery.
  7. Choose the Right Data Center Provider. The right provider can prevent disruptions to your critical operations.

When you’re ready to get your plan in place, call our IT Team at 800-538-0669.  Don’t let a data loss disaster take out your business.