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Data Backup IS NOT Disaster Recovery

If you think of data backup and disaster recovery as synonymous, you aren't alone. Many business owners consider their information to be safe in case of disaster simply because they have a data backup solution in place. Unfortunately, this misconception has caused many businesses to close their doors.

The Difference & Why You Should Care

Data Backup

Data backup is the copying of your data to another device or location. This is incredibly important. (Not putting all your eggs in one basket, so to speak).

But the question business owners have to ask themselves is this, "do my backup solutions make disaster recovery possible, easy, and all inclusive of my company's information?"

Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is a set of policies and practices that help to recover or continue technology use in the case of a natural or human-caused disaster. If you only have data backup in place on-site and your server goes down, you can't do any work until your server is fixed or replaced. This is where disaster recovery would have saved you hours if not days worth of lost time. In more extreme situations, the lack of a disaster recovery plan could mean losing all of your data, which results in 60% of businesses closing their doors within six months. (Yikes!)

A good disaster recovery plan will determine how fast you can recover in a case of a catastrophic event. Like a flood, fire, or human error. Depending on your data type and application, Cloud backup will be just one layer of the whole solution.

Need to Delegate?

Business owners and managers have more than their share of things to worry about, but disaster recovery is one you should not neglect. At the same time, we understand your need to delegate something in order to stay sane, and you may not have the expertise to set everything up. Let us help you with data backup and disaster recovery to give you peace of mind. Contact us to learn more!