The Problem

Often, when we hear the word disaster, we associate images of floods, fires, earthquakes or other forces of nature, that we have no ability to control, impacting our lives and businesses. While not negating the seriousness of those events, we know firsthand, that when it comes to business IT and data loss, the definition of disaster is much broader. In fact, if there is one thing that we can count on, disaster in IT will strike at any time and without warning.

“70% of small businesses in the U.S. experienced a data loss in the past year due to technical or human disasters.”

– AMI-Partners

The Risks

For all businesses, the results of a disastrous event leading to data loss and / or loss productivity are obvious. In some cases, the costs associated in recovering from a destructive event are more than what the business can burden. These circumstances are harsh realities that many businesses have had to face in this technology era that we do business in.

“87% of businesses indicated that failure to recover data would be damaging to the business and 23% said it would be ‘disastrous’.”

– InformationWeek

But not all disasters are globular in size and nature. What is often harder to identify are the risks that lead to data loss or loss productivity and planning effective strategies to mitigate or respond these risks. For example, we know from studies that while employees maybe your greatest asset, employee negligence is also one of the leading causes of data loss.

This is one small example with big implications. Thus businesses need to identify and be aware of the risks, determine their tolerances for the risks and develop contingencies to mitigate their risks for data loss and / or loss productivity.

Common causes of data loss include:

  • Arson
  • Theft
  • Liquid or heat damage
  • File corruption
  • Software error
  • Virus infection
  • Hard drive failure
  • Human Error
  • Controller failure
  • CPU failure
  • Power outages
  • Employee Negligence

What is SolidBackup?

At its most elementary function, SolidBackup can be as simple as a basic backup strategy. But in reality, we see SolidBackup encompassing much more. Ultimately, SolidBackup strives to mitigate risks and keep your business productive through any situation. It is also a philosophy that revolves around an understanding of your businesses risk tolerances, identifying them and building processes, policies and strategies to safeguard your business from the results of unplanned disasters. This is what SolidBackup is all about.

While disasters leading to data loss are often synonymous with no recovery, it doesn’t need to be that way. True, some of the events causing data loss may be completely unavoidable, however with proper planning and a solid understanding of your risks, a proper Disaster Recovery Plan can be developed, implemented and tested giving you peace of mind.

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