Data Recovery & Backups
60% of SME’s go out of business within 6 months of a serious data loss
Many business owners today are worried about the Security of their back-up system and concerned about vulnerabilities within their company should servers ‘go down’ or they experience unexpected disasters as a result of human error, Malware, Ransomware, Power outages, hackers, Flood, fire or even burglary.
Businesses must consider the data they hold in the same way they view their most valuable possessions.
Protecting that data is vital, especially with the debut of GDPR, meaning a business must not only ensure its organisation has secured the information it holds, but make sure it is also backing up data so it can be easily restored in the event of a loss.
According to Clutch, 58% of businesses are not prepared for data loss, despite 60% of firms suffering a data breach being forced to close their doors six months after losing the data. The same report revealed 29% of hard drive failures are caused by accident.
As losing data is such a common occurrence, it’s vital your business is prepared should you lose that information, and the best way to do that is to implement a data recovery system to get your information back should it be lost or stolen.
Small and medium businesses make up 99.9% of all businesses in the UK, and employ 16.1 million people, or 60% of the country’s private employment.
However, almost half (43%) of British SMEs admit to having no business continuity, disaster recovery or crisis management plans in place, despite almost the same number of UK businesses (46%) suffering at least one cyber security breach or attack.
Our Compio backup and disaster recovery services provide cost-effective solutions which enable you to minimise any disruption to the daily operations of your business, reducing revenue loss and ensuring that your business survives, providing you with the peace of mind you require.
5 things to consider when creating a Data Recovery (DR) plan
How much data can I afford to lose?
1 hour, 1 day, 1 week?
This is your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and will give you an idea for the type of backup solution you will need.
How long can you afford to be down for?
1 – 2 days, 1 Week
This is your recovery time objective (RTO) and will allow you to work out the time frame allowed to get your systems recovered and operational.
What to backup and how?
Selecting the right backup solution and ensuring everything you would want to include is vital.
What are the recovery steps?
Plan out exactly what you need to do to recover your systems, license keys, software and hardware .
Where do you keep your plan?
Make sure the plan is kept somewhere accessible in the event of a Disaster, usually off site in a physical location or via a mobile device available in the cloud is best as you need to get access to it quickly should the need ever arise!