Suppose there was a fire at your business location and nothing was left but the ashes and a burnt skeleton of what used to contain the business you had worked so hard to create. Would you be able to get your business backup up and running in a short period of time? Would you have all of the documents, contact information, accounting data, client appointments recorded to continue? Would you have a list of companies, their contact information, the services they provide, that would be required to get your business back up and running? Examples of this would be your realtor, to get a new business location, vendor contacts that provide a critical service, employee contact information, etc.
Do you have a plan in place that you would follow to get things back up and running? Most business would answer no to these questions. Things get pretty crazy after a disaster and not having a plan in place would probably cause you to miss some very important steps. All of this information is probably on your computer somewhere but unfortunately, you cannot get to it because it was destroyed with the fire.
What we are talking about here is business continuity. Having the ability to continue your business after a disaster without a business killing length of time before your business is going again. One area that Biz-Net can provide an important service is that of Backup Disaster Recover or BDR. The ability to have your business data available within 24 hours after the disaster occurs. Sure, most companies do some type of backup but with the backup you are using, can you be absolutely 100% certain that you can get ALL of your data backup and have access to that data in a short period of time? For most companies, this is not likely. It is a critical part of making sure that your business continues to function, no matter what happens. How many medical offices have not been able to survive because all of their patient’s records have been destroyed, along with the database containing all of your upcoming appointments?
So you think your backups are good enough? When is the last time you actually tested them? When is the last time a backup was actually done? Do you have a copy of your backups offsite? How current are they? Would all of the backups you are currently doing be enough to get your business up and running again? How much would it cost you if you lost just one day of business information?