There is a lot on the line for any business when disaster strikes. Is your business ready for a data loss incident? Every year people from all over the world make resolutions as the new year commences; and, this year will be no different. For the business owner hoping to mitigate their exposure to downtime and client backlash in the face of an event like this, having a plan in place is essential to seeing a positive resolution to a bad situation. We’ll go through what constitutes a good backup solution, and what goals you need to prioritize to get your business in a position to succeed if it is put in a tight spot.
What Does a Good Backup Strategy Look Like?
The average small business owner may not understand just how much of an asset their business’ data is, but it is extremely valuable. As a result, ensuring that you have it protected has to be a priority. The best way to do this is to find a backup solution that is both comprehensive and easy to restore from. Additionally, not all of your data is equal. Some is extremely valuable, and some isn’t. Sorting out what data is essential and what data is less useful will help you build a strategy that works to protect your organization from a detrimental data loss situation.
Then you have to take into account the solution to use to accomplish this. Today there are plenty of options. At Machado Consulting, our solution is one that attaches to your network, which gives you a local copy, while pushing a copy of the data to an offsite data center. By utilizing the cloud as well as a local backup, we are able to provide a comprehensive backup solution that will protect your data no matter what your situation is.
Resolutions for 2019
A new year, a new beginning, right? A new year isn’t really a new beginning, of course, but for the IT administrator or small business owner, challenging yourself and your staff to do better than they did last year is a solid practice. For the business owner who is scratching his/her head over what resolutions to make for 2019, we’d like to make a few suggestions as it pertains to data redundancy.
- Purchase a backup platform that will allow you to back up necessary data without costing your organization in costly downtime.
- Work with your IT administrator to plan and document a comprehensive recovery strategy that outlines a baseline recovery point objective (RPO) and a recovery time objective (RTO).
- Test your backup regularly. By regularly testing your backup procedures and effectiveness, you’ll know that if the time comes when you need to roll out data from a backup, that it will be ready to go when called upon.
The IT professionals at Machado Consulting have seen it time and again: a company is hit with a nasty malware attack, a natural disaster, or hindered by a simple user error and needs their data back immediately, only to be left holding the proverbial bag as antiquated backup solutions or poor procedure delays the process, resulting in significant downtime.
If you don’t want to let the downtime exacerbate an already stressful situation call Machado Consulting’s knowledgeable IT technicians who can put your organization with a backup and recovery solution that is sure to keep your business’ data available even in the worst situations. Call us today at (508) 453-4700 to get started.