Have you ever been in a situation where you worked on a project for a long time without hitting the save button? Then, at the worst possible moment, your computer freezes up and there is nothing you can do but restart it and cross your fingers that the auto-save feature backed up your file.
Now, imagine if that was your business. You take years to establish it in the marketplace and then, one day, an unfortunate circumstance shuts it down unexpectedly. Perhaps a fire started in the office breakroom causing the fire sprinklers to go off throughout the entire office, or a power outage takes out your company's power grid, or vicious malware causes your systems to fail - halting business operations; would you be prepared to restart your business?
CIOs should plan for the unthinkable
Situations like these happen more often than you may think. Organizations need to have a disaster preparedness plan in place to 'save' their business-critical data from being lost to an unfortunate circumstance. Without a backup and disaster recovery solution, your organization is at risk - would it survive such a devastating blow?
According to the American Red Cross, as many as 40 percent of small businesses do not reopen after a major disaster like a flood, tornado or earthquake. These shuttered businesses were unprepared for a disaster; they had no plan or backup systems.
Business leaders cannot continue to ignore business continuity needs. Vijay Basani, EiQ Networks co-founder, president and CEO, recently emphasized the importance of thorough security protection and disaster recovery preparedness for 2015 in a piece for SC Magazine.
"Companies that do not have well thought out security plans as well as disaster recovery strategies will become headline news in 2015. These companies will suffer debilitating business interruptions, intellectual property losses, loss of employee morale and will pay a significant price to recover from attacks," Basani wrote.
Basani further believes that senior-level executives and corporate board members will heavily invest in cybersecurity this year, devoting more resources and funding to shoring up critical vulnerabilities.
Make disaster recovery and security a top priority in 2015
Disaster recovery and security should be a top priority for all companies in 2015, regardless of size or industry. CIOs looking to implement a backup and disaster recovery solution to protect business-critical data should consult an experienced technology solutions provider such as Pinnacle, An Advanced Imaging Solutions Company.
Pinnacle offers robust backup and security solutions that can accommodate businesses of all sizes. Companies can choose to backup business-critical data in physical, virtual, or hybrid environments. With Pinnacle as a your technology partner, gain peace-of-mind that your important data is backed up and protected.
Contact us today to discuss your security, disaster recovery or other IT solutions needs.