Data is one of the most vital assets a company can have. With it, you have insight into every aspect of your business including your products, customers, and even your employees. Without that information, it would be extremely difficult to make smart business decisions.
Losing the data your company spent years—or even decades—collecting is enough to bring your business operations to a screeching halt. This is why events like hardware outages or ransomware attacks can cause so much havoc for companies. Hoping a disaster never happens isn’t enough to keep your organization protected. An IT disaster recovery plan can provide the insurance you need if something unfortunate happens to your data.
What Is Data Recovery and How Is it Helpful for Business?
One constant that always seems to be true with technology is there will always be a time when something goes wrong. Preparing a strategy for that inevitability can save you a headache down the road. An essential part of a good preparation strategy is investing in a data recovery solution.
Data recovery is the process of restoring lost data by recovering the information from a storage medium. This “medium” refers to anything that can store information including external hard drives, flash drives, SD cards, and the cloud. Each method of data storage works; however, most companies rely on backup and data recovery services offered by an IT provider.
What Are Data Recovery Services?
Data recovery services are preventive measures offered by a managed service provider (MSP). With this service, the provider stores your information for you, creating redundancies, or extra copies of your data, in case of emergency. Despite your information being off-site, you’ll always have quick access to it whenever you need it. If or when something like a natural disaster or equipment failure occurs, the provider can help you restore your lost files so you can get your business up and running as soon as possible.
Backup and recovery services aren’t the only way to approach data recovery—you can also take it into your own hands. However, it’s much less convenient and has many drawbacks. For example, if you need to restore your data, you’ll have to do it without the help of an expert. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could risk further damaging your files. Not to mention, you’ll also need to download and familiarize yourself with using data recovery software.
The Effect of Data Loss on Businesses
How data loss affects businesses is pretty simple and straightforward. It disrupts your operations, creates downtime, and costs you money. The most notable impacts include:
- A Drop in Productivity: Your employees won’t have access to the files and resources they need to perform their jobs.
- Wasted Time: You’ll also have to spend time recovering—or even re-creating—information to restore baseline business functionality.
- Expenses: Research from the Ponemon Institute indicates the average cost of each lost or stolen record is about $154.
Why You Need Data Recovery Services for Your Business
Redundancy is the key to a business continuity plan. Having redundant data minimizes interruptions while keeping your business operations running smoothly. That’s why the biggest benefit of data recovery services is having peace of mind. You can’t put a price tag on being able to rest easy knowing that regardless of what happens to your office and the equipment in it, you’ll always be able to get your data back.
Additionally, data recovery services offered by a partner like Strategic Network Consulting can offer these advantages:
- Cloud storage services that allow you to avoid purchasing and maintaining your own storage equipment.
- Experts who can safely restore your information.
- Protection from cyberthreats.
SNC Is an Industry Leader in Backup and Recovery Services
Don’t let a natural disaster, human error, or equipment failure wipe away all the data you’ve spent years collecting. Create a recovery strategy that will keep your business running even after a disaster happens. The experts at Strategic Network Consulting can help using our data backup and recovery services. With us, you can plan for unexpected events and protect your data from looming cyberthreats. Contact us today to learn more.