A backed up business can secure its infrastructure from the impact of a disaster.

Strategies needed to protect data in time of crisis

Stephen Perkins

A crisis can hit at any moment. Whether it's a storm that floods a data center or an internal power outage that knocks out an entire system, there are myriad ways that company data can quickly fall off the map. For the company that is unprepared to deal with such an incident, the impact can be devastating, and can even result in having to shut down. But for businesses that enact the proper data protection strategy, this never has to happen. Here are some tips about how businesses of all sizes can stay afloat in the event of a disaster:

  1. Perform a data backup online: This is the momentous important step in saving a company from a real disaster. No matter the industry, data is precious. And if that data is lost, it threatens the entire business – and often leads to businesses shutting down. But by performing an online backup, a company can prevent that situation from ever happening, according to Baseline. When the East Coast got pelted with severe storms this past winter, many businesses were threatened. But those that had a solid backup were better off.
  2. Have a company BYOD policy in place: Our is the age of bring your own device, when work can be just as easily carried out on the subway just as it can in the office. This mobility comes in handy in the event of a disaster. If a snowstorm hits a business and results in structural damages, for instance, a company with a robust BYOD policy can at least partially sustain functionality from remote locations. With a backup, accessing company servers from mobile devices is a breeze.
  3. Make sure you have emergency credit line: Sometimes a natural disaster inevitably results in a business shutdown, but that does not mean the company has to permanently close its doors, according to the Pocono Record. By having a backup line of credit set aside for an emergency, a company can remain afloat during a long period of downtime. 

Categories: Cloud Backup, Data Protection, Disaster Recovery