Does Your Business Have A Disaster Recovery Plan?

Business Disaster Recovery

 

Does Your Business Have A Disaster Recovery Plan?

Would your business's information, files and ability to function on a day-to-day basis be compromised if a natural disaster hit? If a flood, wildfire or major earthquake wreaked havoc in Manteca, Stockton, Modesto, Turlock, Tracy or any other part of the Central Valley region would your business be prepared?

According to FEMA and Ready.gov IT Disaster Recovery Plan, businesses should have a disaster recovery plan in place in case such events occur, and part of that plan should include an IT disaster recovery plan.

Other kinds of disasters require IT back-up preparedness to protect your business computers and information. They include malware, hacking, hardware failure and of course human error which can lead to loss of files and information vital to your business. IT data recovery strategies should be put in place to restore data, applications and hardware.

What components of my network should be included in my disaster recovery plan?

All aspects of your computer network should be considered in your disaster recovery plan.

  • Computers, laptops, wireless devices
  • The network and its connectivity whether it is cable, fiber optic, etc.
  • Software and apps including email, office apps, etc.

Off-site data storageBusiness Disaster Recovery

To be able to recover lost data during a disaster, data will need to be stored offsite. If your business has multiple locations then you can backup data for all sites at different facilities. If your business does not have multiple locations to store data, however, data storage can be sourced to an outside vendor. Vendors can supply what is referred to as "hot sites" for data backup and recovery. For a price, these vendors provide fully equipped computer data centers. Computer networking companies can serve as vendors and host applications and data streams for backup and recovery.

What should be included in a disaster recovery plan?

The following steps should be taken to create an IT disaster recovery plan:

  • Inventory hardware including computers, laptops, servers, wireless devices etc.
  • Identify which computer software and applications are critical to your business
  • Make sure that copies of all essential software and applications are available to reinstall on any replacement equipment needed
  • Store data and files offsite for recovery
  • Make sure to include your IT disaster recovery plan in your business's disaster recovery plan

Such precautions can prevent a disaster from paralyzing your business and are highly recommended. Many businesses never survive these disasters and end up closing their businesses. Don’t let your business be one of those!

Visit ready.gov for more information on business disaster recovery plans.

 

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Source: http://www.ready.gov/business/implementation/IT