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Does Your Backup Disaster Recovery (BDR) Solution Put You At Ease?

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BDR is the clear choice for your backup needs.

If your business loses access to its data in the upcoming days, what would you do? How long do you think it will take you to recover from losing access to your data? For many businesses, losing access to data for one day can mean the entire business operations will be shut down until the issue is fixed.

With the start of January arriving, it is important that you take some time to review your current Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) plans before the next winter storm hits your area.

Your business can make it through terrible weather, disasters, power outages, and data loss if you are prepared. Many businesses make the decision to use a back-up solution. Unfortunately, many of those businesses are not able to recover in time when things go awry. This is why so many businesses have to close their business for good.

When you back up your data, you have only finished half the battle. It is also important that you need to be able to access all of your data in the case of an emergency. With the right services, you will be able to fully recover from disaster loss or data loss in a small amount of time. With the right services, your business will be up and running in no time.

When you have the proper BDR(Backup and Disaster Recovery) solution, your business can be operating again in a matter of minutes. When a business is down for even a short period of time, this can significantly hurt a company’s morale. Many businesses overlook the importance of getting their business running again after downtime. Many of the businesses do not pay attention to how long it takes for them to reboot their networks.

When your business finds the right BDR solution, you will not have to worry about several problems, including the following:

  • You will not have to worry about losing access to data that has been accidentally deleted. You will be able to get this data back.
  • You will not lose your data if your network or data has been hacked.
  • If any of your equipment has been lost or damaged, you will be able to retrieve this data.

We all know how vulnerable data can be. Data can be compromised at any given moment. Data can be compromised in a cyber attack, data can be lost during a power outage or natural disaster, and data can be deleted accidentally. When you take advantage of a business continuity solution, you will be able to restore everything you have lost during any point in time.

You do not have to have any fear during emergency situations because your business will not have to stop. With a local device, you will be able to restore any lost files, any lost applications, and so much more in a matter of minutes. A cloud backup will offer you the level of security you need if your system is ever in jeopardy.

It does not matter if you ever experience a power outage, fire, flood, natural disaster, or emergency situation, your Backup and Disaster Recovery(BDR) solution can restore everything you have lost. Your employees will also be connected to your business operations, and this will allow your business to continue running even if the office has been totaled. It does not matter where you will be located in the world, you will have access to your files, folders, and other applications.

If you want to have a BDR solution what will put your mind at ease, contact us today and ask about our services.

Are Backup Disaster Recovery (BDR) Misconceptions Making You Think Twice?

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Myths and misconceptions of a BDR plan

Creating your own disaster recovery plan can be a huge challenge, and it can be quite frustrating at times. Aside from the challenges, there are various myths and misconceptions about Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) that are not making things easier for you. We do not want the myths and misconceptions of a BDR plan to stop you from creating a solution for your business. We have created a list of some myths and misconceptions you may have heard.

Myth 1: Our Data Is Always Backed Up; We Will Not Have Any Issues

Many businesses do not always backup their data as often as they should. Data should be backed up on a frequent basis in order for it to be a true Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) solution. Backing up your data is not the only part of a disaster recovery solution. Your business needs a full solution that should include a variety of things, including having a comprehensive plan that will ensure you will have access to your data even if disasters happen.

Myth 2: I Cannot Afford A Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) Plan

Nearly 50 percent of all businesses who could not recover their data for even one day never opened the doors of their business again. When the interruption of data happened for more than a week, over 90 percent of businesses never opened their doors of their business again.

Many businesses make the decision not to have a Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) plan because they see it as something that costs too much. If you do not make the decision to have your own BDR plan, what will happen if you do not have access to your network or your important data? Would you rather spend the money on a BDR plan or would you rather have a failed business because you chose not to have a Backup Disaster Recovery solution?

Although you may think you cannot afford this type of solution, major advancements have been made that will mean a Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) solution is not out of your reach.

Myth 3: We Will Never Have A Disaster

This is one of the main reasons people do not feel they need a Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) plan. Many businesses feel they live in an area where no disaster will ever happen. Many business owners and business managers think that only hurricanes, fires, tornadoes, and floods will cause networks and computer services to fail.

However, many disasters that take place in the workplace are caused by humans. An accident in the workplace can happen to anyone, and it can happen at any time, especially when you least expect it. It does not matter if you live in an area that mainly sees hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, or just a little rain here and there, you are going to need a Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) plan.

If you want the peace of mind that your data will always be safe and that your business will not have to go through any period of downtime, you are going to need an effective Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) plan. Do you think your current data backup system is built to last if you lose data or if your equipment fails? If you are not sure, we want you to take action as soon as possible.

Your data needs to be backed up on a frequent basis so you will never have to worry about losing data, and possibly, your entire business.  Are you looking for the proper Backup Disaster Recovery(BDR) solution for your business? Contact us today for additional information on what you need to do to ensure to make sure your business never has to close its doors sooner than you want to.

What Are Your Backup And Disaster Recovery (BDR) Plans For Hurricane Season?

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Severe storm in the forecast, time to confirm your plan is up to date.

Would you say your business is fully prepared for this year’s stormy weather? We believe this year’s hurricane season will be busier than it has been in a while. There have already been indications that there will be at least two major hurricanes during this year’s hurricane season. We know the numbers are only based on data, but we should always remember how many businesses have been severely damaged by hurricanes.

Hurricanes can cause millions and billions of dollars worth of damage. If your business was hit by a major hurricane, do you think you will be able to fully recover from it? Do you think you will be able to recover your business’s important data and systems? If you are unsure, you should strongly consider taking action right away so your business will be prepared in case there is a major disaster.

What Is Your Current Backup And Disaster Recovery Strategy?

Unfortunately, many businesses do not pay much attention to their current backup and disaster recovery strategy. A backup strategy is taken for granted by many businesses. Your business has to make sure that all your important files are backed up. Your business should also make sure that all the files can be recovered, even if your on-premise equipment has been damaged or completely destroyed.

Your business should also be able to verify that your backups can be recovered by the method you have chosen. When your business uses 24/7 backup monitoring, you will always know that your backups can be recovered. You will also feel comfortable knowing that your backups will also be stable.

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Did you know that your business’s network image can be stored? When an image of your network is stored, you will be able to pick up where you left off. You will not have to wait until your applications and software are re-installed and running successfully. You will be given screenshots that can confirm your systems and applications are working as they should be.

We know that the summertime is supposed to be a time of fun for many people. However, the summer can bring some horrible and disastrous weather. In case bad weather strikes your workplace, you want to be fully prepared for anything and everything. It is important that you are proactive as you can be during the summer. You should have a complete list of solutions so your team, customers, clients, etc. will not be left in the dark.

You can create a backup and disaster recovery plan that works the way you need it to. Your business is unique, and you need a BDR strategy that will fit the needs of your business. Do not hesitate to contact us today for more information on backup and disaster recovery plans, consulting, etc.

Have A Plan During The Summer

When you have a plan, this can be the major difference between having your business up and running hours, days, weeks, months, or years later. When you are proactive, you will be able to anticipate any situation that may come along with a disaster. When you are prepared to take the right steps, everyone in the workplace will be prepared for the worst situations, and no one will miss a single beat.

You have to anticipate everything that can arise, which means you will have to think beyond having your computers destroyed or your computers being offline for hours. Do you have an evacuation plan? Will there be a set location for your team to meet? Will your team be able to work from home until it is safe to enter the workplace again?

Backup Disaster Recovery and Proactive Workplace Strategies

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Is your business as secure as it could be?

Nowadays, are enough businesses as secure as they could be? After all, even though many businesses do invest in protection and cybersecurity, they might not update it as regularly as they could. On the other hand, you also have companies who are too laid back and assume their business isn’t susceptible to threats. This is especially true when it comes to small businesses, who are often a much easier target for cybercriminals.

With that said, this is why you need to keep your business secure, and use risk management in the process as well. By definition, risk management is defined as the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization’s capital and earnings. With that said, one of the biggest reasons that you need to remain secure in the workplace, is because threats can be very unpredictable. Even more so, it’s time to start taking a proactive approach in dealing with threats, as opposed to a reactive approach. If you’re not familiar with these terms, it’s time to look a little more into what they mean. On top of that, we’ll also look at one of the best proactive workplace strategies out there.

The Difference Between the Two

First of all, what is the major difference between proactive and reactive? For the former, you’re preparing for threats and taking action before anything even happens. With a reactive approach, on the other hand, you don’t take action until after a threat occurs. The latter is why so many businesses have their data compromised regularly. As a common business practice, you need to actively work toward taking action even before something occurs. With that said, here are some of the best proactive workplace strategies.

#1. Backup Disaster Recovery

One of the best proactive approaches to securing your business, is through backing up your data on a regular basis. Aside from using a USB flash drive, always make sure to invest in cloud computing as well. A storing method that backs up all data over the Internet, you don’t have to worry about the data on your hard drive. Besides, all your data is stored virtually. Not to mention you can access this virtual data via any device with an Internet connection.

By storing your data on a regular basis, you’re actively preparing for any incidents that could occur. Speaking of which, cloud computing is also important, because it’s a great backup disaster recovery method. As an example, let’s say that your computer became infected with ransomware or any virus which threatens your sensitive info. Despite the threat of losing all files on your hard drive, recovering all your data would still be a cinch. Just access a non-infected device, and open your virtual files from there. Having all files erased on your hard drive, means nothing if there are copies stored elsewhere. This is why a proactive approach is important, if a business owner was reactive in these situations, they would wait until they were infected before taking any action.

#2. Anti-Virus Software

Anti-virus software is also a proactive approach to dealing with threats and incidents in the workplace. Though complex in nature, how the software operates is as basic as it comes, easily neutralizing any threat that infects your computer. On top of that, anti-virus programs are also actively involved while you’re surfing the web, even giving you warnings about which websites are dangerous. McAfee has a feature that tells you turn back if you visit an unsuspecting website, and Kaspersky monitors the search results of each web browser. The safe websites are marked in green, and the dangerous sites have a red notification.

#3. Educating Your Employees

Considering that being proactive means that you’re actively involved in making sure threats are neutralized, it would also make sense that you educate your employees. That way, you’re keeping the business even more secure. It’s one thing if a business owner is preventing threats before they happen, which is definitely important. However, imagine the possibilities of every employee working from different angles to ensure the business is completely secure. It’s not just enough that you educate them, either, but make sure they are actively taking action.

Between backing up your data, the use of anti-virus software, and educating your employees, these are some useful tips that will lead to your business being more proactive. Don’t wait for the threats to come to come, but be prepared at all times.

For more information about backup disaster recovery, as well as other useful proactive workplace strategies in the workplace, feel free to contact us today at SystemsNet. We look forward to hearing from you, and assisting you in the best way possible.