As a business operator or business owner, you will have a long list of daily tasks that you are responsible for. The responsibilities you have will include your short-term goals and your long-term goals. One of the key responsibilities you will have to taken on as a business owner or operator will be the implementation of a Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) plan.
A BDR Plan: What Is It?
A backup and disaster recovery plan for your business is the set of procedures and protocols that you have established. These procedures and protocols have been put in place to protect the following:
- Your employees
- Critical data
- Your business’s infrastructure
- Other key components that you will need to protect if a disaster strikes
Disasters can come in a variety of forms and sizes, such as weather-related disasters, equipment failures, cyber threats, and human errors. Any of these disasters can cause crucial disruptions in your business or organization. When you have a BDR plan in place you will give your business a better chance at surviving if a disaster does strike.
Unfortunately, over 50 percent of businesses and organizations that do suffer data losses will have to close their doors for good because they did not have a Backup Disaster Recovery (BDR) in place, and they had no way to recover their data.
What Should I Include In My BDR Plan?
It is important to understand that putting an effective BDR plan together can take some time because it should be designed to focus on multiple areas of your business. Your Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) plan will also need to account for the various types of disasters that could strike and potentially end your business. Every Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) must contain key components in order for it to be a successful plan.
Key Components Of Your BDR Plan
During the creation of your Backup and Disaster Recovery plan, it is important to perform an assessment of your business and identify the key components of your business. They key components of your business should consist of everything your business needs to operate. The key components could include the following:
- Business or organizational software
- Systems databases
When you are able to identify and successfully plan for the safety and rebuilding of your business or organization, you will be able to quickly get your business or organization on the right track after a disaster takes place.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
If there is a potential for a disaster to strike, your BDR plan will need to include the roles and responsibilities of all of your employees. Everyone needs to be aware of what is expected of them before, during, and after a disaster.
Your BDR plan should provide all of your employees with a detailed outlook of their responsibilities so there will not be any confusion. Communication will be a critical factor during this time, and it is important to have a system in place that will allow everyone to communicate with one another.
Before your business or organization implements a BDR plan, your plan will need to be tested to ensure it will fulfill all of your needs after the disaster. When you test your plan and identify any problems, you should make the necessary adjustments.
If you need assistance in creating your Backup and Disaster Recovery plan, SystemsNet can help businesses and organizations like yours create, implement, and manage their BDR plan. For more information on Backup and Disaster Recovery strategies, please do not hesitate to contact us. Call us today at 888-676-1228 or complete the form so we can help you further.