After a number of years in a fast-moving, rapidly changing field like IT, professionals begin to expect the unexpected. But sometimes, the unexpected can mean disaster. And considering the degree to which businesses rely on electronic data for their operations, it’s easy to understand the crippling consequences an unavoidable natural catastrophe like a fire, flood, or earthquake can have on a business. Sadly, according to the Underwriting Guide for Insurers, only 6% of small to medium-sized businesses that suffer catastrophic data loss ever fully recover.
However, CMIT Solutions has learned to preemptively correct the problem by taking advantage of cloud data storage. If a tragic natural disaster is to befall a business, all of its data is secure, out of harm’s way, and accessible through a remote server.
CMIT recommends businesses have a reliable, effective, and tested disaster recovery (DR) plan in place. An effective DR plan should include written procedures for restoring data that minimizes the risk of further system corruption. It should also include a “chain of command” that details which employees are authorized to implement the DR plan, and under what circumstances.
In the event an office is damaged or inaccessible during or after a disaster, the copy stored in the cloud can be loaded onto a remote virtualized server. This allows businesses to access their data normally, thereby minimizing disruption to the business. However, the key to such safeguards lies in having these measures in place before disaster strikes.
CMIT Solutions understands that data safety and security of information is one of the most important concerns for clients. If you’re interested in serving this rapidly growing marketplace, get ahead of the curve with your very own CMIT franchise.