Businesses are often guilty of ignoring disaster recovery. A business continuity plan is important, and it is false economy not to have one, because of the potential losses that your business could suffer if the worst happened.
Why bother with disaster recovery?
Disasters come in many forms. The obvious ones are acts of nature: fire and flood are the most common, and most devastating. But that isn’t all: if your business relies on the internet then a telephone line failure is as big a disaster as losing a building for a manufacturing company! You could plan to have a mobile 4G service as a backup if your land-line internet fails, because setting up a new business internet connection at short notice is not an easy task!
What would you do if:
- There was a fire in your office was and all your computers were damaged?
- Your computers were infected with ransomware or a virus?
- Your internet connection failed and you hadn’t got a backup plan?
- Your main server crashed and you lost all your customer data?
One of our clients lost access to their main server for just a single day last year at the peak of their trading season. The consequences were massive: a day’s worth of sales, both online and in their retail premises. This loss of revenue was a significant figure – in fact it was almost four times the cost of having a backup server. Needless to say, we installed them a second backup server to keep their system safe, and to let them keep trading if another problem occurs. Now that Christmas is over, a lot of businesses are preparing for an upturn in customer volume, and so there is no better time than the present to get your plans in order.
Digitalquill: Disaster Recovery Experts
Proper investment in business continuity is essential, as even a single, short system outage could be catastrophic – and you cannot put a price on the customer confidence that comes with trustworthy systems. Whatever your disaster recovery needs, Digitalquill can help your business. For example:
- Cloud backups
- Redundant 4G internet connections
- Backup servers
- Malware and ransomware prevention and removal
- General business IT Support
- Developing business continuity or disaster recovery plans
If your East Yorkshire or North Lincolnshire business needs help planning for a potential catastrophe than we can help you. Call Digitalquill today on 01482 424402, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.digitalquill.co.uk for more information.