The following article explains what is BDR (Backup and Disaster Recovery) and why businesses need it.
What is BDR, and why every business needs it.
by Daniel Stockman
The most valuable asset your business has is its data. No matter what kind of business you have, the data it depends on to function and grow is vital to its success. Data is the culmination of all of the hard work you and your staff put into building your company and is a testament of your dedication to it. That information is not static either; it is constantly being updated and changed according to requirements, which makes it even more valuable.
“Unfortunately, fewer than 80% of businesses today have a reliable backup solution ( BDR ) to keep their data safe from a disaster”
What constitutes a ‘Disaster’?
The term ‘disaster’ means different things to different people. In business, it mostly comes down to a tech issue such as a virus, power failure, natural occurrence or accident.
A disaster can be difficult to predict, and even harder to prepare for. Environmental disasters like hurricanes, tropical storms, earthquakes or tornados can occur with little warning, and leave costly damages in their wake. A cyberattack from hackers, or even your competitors can happen suddenly and cause significant losses. Even rapid growth, if not prepared for, can demand revenue, resources and personnel that your organization was not prepared for.
Whether the disaster is a small or a large one, either some or all of your data can be lost permanently if you do not have a proper backup and disaster recovery plan in place.
In fact according to statistics:
- Approximately 90% of businesses that face a disaster suffer so much that they take up to 5 years to recover their momentum.
- Only 40% of businesses manage to successfully recover data after a major IT disaster hits.
- Companies that suffer from computer related disasters have less than 10% chances of recovering data from it.
- 60% of businesses never manage to recover all their lost data after a disaster.
How to protect your business data?
If you have already suffered from a data loss, then you know the financial impact, fear and frustration it can cause. To be protected, your organization needs to have a backup and disaster recover plan ( BDR ) in place before a disaster hits.
Technology has advanced today to make more data recovery possible than ever before. Advanced cybersecurity services, backup technologies and automated data replication processes are allowing data to be recovered seamlessly and cost-effectively.
In fact, you can reduce the chances of total data loss by about 90% if appropriate precautions are taken.
A managed IT service provider such as i-Tech Support can help your team implement a backup and disaster recovery solution ( BDR ) that will ensure your business data is protected. The right backup plan will ensure that all of your critical data is backed up, archived and can be restored quickly even if it suffers a major disaster.
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