If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ve undoubtedly heard about the importance of backup and disaster recovery for your company’s technology. But, for all the fuss that outsourced IT providers make about the risk of data loss, is it really something you have to worry that much about?
A lot of owners, executives, and managers certainly don’t think so, especially if they aren’t convinced that the next earthquake, hurricane, or tornado is right around the corner. That’s understandable, but it’s also a case of missing the forest for the trees.
Why? Because most “disasters” that kill a company’s computer systems aren’t the kinds of disasters people worry about. To see what we mean, consider just a few of the most common reasons for losing a server or hard drive:
- Lightning strikes and power surges
- Employee mistakes and incorrect settings
- Thefts and vandalism (from outsiders as well as employees
- Minor floods and fires
- Hardware failures
This list could go on and on, but the point is that it doesn’t take an epic disaster to destroy your company’s most important files and records – under the right circumstances, almost any unexpected run-of-the-mill problem will do. Isn’t it time you talked with us about backup and disaster recovery?