Do you have a plan when disaster strikes?
Through our years of experience, we have discovered that there are two types of hard drives, those that have failed and those that will fail, the only question is when. We know that disaster recovery is a major concern for your entire organization, not just data processing. To develop an effective disaster recovery plan, all departments should be involved, so everyone’s critical needs are identified and addressed. Critical needs include information and equipment required to continue operations should a department be destroyed or become inaccessible.
Through our strategic planning, you can have peace of mind knowing all your data is continuously archived, redundant, and ready to restore at a moment’s notice in the event of a major disaster.
There is no need to read this section unless your office is:
- Tsunami proof
- Tornado proof
- Hurricane proof
- Earthquake proof
Or if your office has 15-inch concrete walls with no windows, no employees, no internet connection, and several backup generators.
Okay, you can start reading now because we have already figured out that this isn’t the case. Why is it so important to invest in disaster recovery solutions? The old saying, “better safe than sorry” has never been more true when it comes to protecting your technology assets. With today’s tight budgets, many businesses hesitate to invest in disaster recovery. They find out too late the high cost of unplanned, unprepared for outages. Lost data, lost productivity, and lost credibility are a severe price to pay, and a price that can be avoided. According to Wikipedia, “Of companies that had a major loss of business data, 43% never reopen, 51% close within two years, and only 6% will survive long-term.”
What is an IT disaster recovery plan?
IT disaster recovery plans provide step-by-step procedures for recovering disrupted systems and networks, and help them resume normal operations. The goal of these processes is to minimize any negative impacts to company operations. The IT disaster recovery process identifies critical IT systems, and networks, prioritizes their recovery time objective, and delineates the steps needed to restart, reconfigure, and recover them. A comprehensive IT disaster recovery plan also includes all the relevant supplier contacts, sources of expertise for recovering disrupted systems and a logical sequence of action steps to take for a smooth recovery. At arakÿta, we specialize in helping companies develop and implement sound disaster and contingency plans to protect your assets. We will help you plan for recovery before it happens.