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Experts Recommend Offsite Backup and Business Continuity Plans

When a natural or man-made disaster occurs, it’s a troublesome experience; but it can be a beneficial lesson learned when planning for the next crisis. When you consider events like the 2011 Japanese tsunami, it’s no wonder effective offsite back ups and business continuity solutions are such an important topic today.

A report entitled Beyond the First 48 Hours published by PricewaterhouseCoopers in January 2013, recommended that corporations think past a crisis:

“Businesses, including small ones, must implement long-range plans for reestablishing operations and preserving their company’s brand. They must have effective Business Continuity Solutions in place that include Offsite Back Up and Disaster Recovery Plans to safeguard business data via offsite storage.”

Important Factors to Consider

Offsite Cloud Backup Increases Mobility

Cloud backup makes it simple to obtain your data from any type of device or computer with Web access; regardless of whether you’re stranded in an airport, or need to evacuate your office.

Office Backup Decreases Costs

Cloud back up is inexpensive and helps avoid the potentially damaging costs of data losses. It provides automatic backup, and saves staff time as well as hardware, maintenance and monitoring costs.

Your Data Is Secure in a Crisis

Prior to backing up your data to a cloud service, understand what level of security you need. Know where data centers are located. Chances are your clients will want to know this information as well.

Data Loss Can Destroy a Small Business

When a natural or man-made disaster occurs, having your data backed up in another location will protect your business even more. According to the PwC report, 70 percent of small businesses that endure a major data loss will go out of business within a year.

It’s Effective to Have a Second Backup

Depending on your Internet connection, and how much data you’re uploading, the initial backup in a cloud backup service can take a long time. Ideally, you should have two separate backup plans: A local backup for quick backup and recovery, and an offsite cloud backup in the event that your building is damaged. Consider using an external hard drive, or network attached storage device as well.

Replay and T2

We know that the key to preventing a business disaster is backing up your business data offsite and having a Business Continuity Plan and Disaster Recovery Plan in place before a disaster occurs. With Tabush watching over your IT infrastructure, you can take advantage of our Replay Service (Offsite Backup) and T2 Plan (Business Continuity Plan) so you’ll have one less thing to worry about, your IT security, and you can focus of your business, not your IT.

Topics: Business Continuity Managed IT