Data loss related to IT outages is a major concern for companies.

Education is key to disaster recovery

Stephen Perkins

Even with so many advantages available today in the way of disaster recovery, there are many companies that still fear data loss.

It is not even that they are afraid of a malicious hacker attacking their infrastructures. Research shows that the biggest fear held by organizations is a loss of power or the physical destruction of their servers. According to the Business Continuity Institute's Horizon Scan 2014 Survey Report, "unplanned IT and telecom outages" are the biggest concern for 77 percent of respondents, citing situations such as a fire or a severe storm as potentially the most alarming. 

"Developing the resilience of networks, services and business critical information must be an integral part of an organization's wider business resilience strategy," wrote Howard Kerr, chief executive of BSI, who contributed to the report. "At a time when changing climatic, social, political and economic situations are forcing organizations to be nimble in adapting to novel threats, it is essential to learn from others experience and best practice"

This is why executives and IT managers need to invest time in educating both themselves and their staff members regarding the different methods in which they can recall a data backup at a moment's notice. One of the best, most encompassing ways to mitigate the risk of unplanned outages is to seek out online backup solutions.

Having readily-available remote redundancies in place can allow an organization to continue on as usual with minimal downtime incurred. Because this method of data recovery involves offsite storage, businesses are able to keep their doors open even in the face of adversity.

Understanding that there are ways to avoid incidental data loss is key to moving forward. For companies that are concerned about the well-being of their systems, offsite backup is the key to peace of mind.

Categories: Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, Online Backup