Protect Your Business Technology with Proactive Business Continuity Strategies
What happens to your business when disaster strikes? Are you fully prepared so your teams are able to leap into action to get your business back online — or are you scrambling to discover valid backups and left wondering which steps to take next?
It’s surprising how many businesses do not have a fully-functional business continuity strategy in place that allows them to go through a systematic checklist that includes everything from backup restoration to communicating with employees, vendors and customers.
With the cost of IT downtime inching into the thousands of dollars per minute range, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions are a vital component of your IT strategies.
Why Do I Need Business Continuity Solutions?
Consider this: Your teams are gathering information and doing work each day, but what happens if you are suddenly locked out of your systems due to a ransomware attack? You may spend weeks attempting to rebuild the customer data and business systems that you’ve created over years — all while you’re attempting to run your business with semi-disabled systems and limited resources. Plus, you’re racking up significant IT consulting bills because you will almost certainly need to call in external resources. It’s no wonder that so many small businesses struggle to restart operations after an outage, especially if the company was not prepared with a proactive backup and disaster recovery solution to help ensure business continuity.
A Comprehensive Approach to Business Continuity
Business continuity is much more than simply getting your data backup quickly restored, although that is a great first step. You also need to consider all of the ways that your business may need to operate with limited availability to traditional resources. Malware or ransomware is the most likely scenario, but what happens in the instance of fire, flood or a massive snowstorm? If your teams are unable to get into the office, do you have a way to communicate with them — and with your customers? Are your telecommunications and infrastructure developed in such a way that you can restart operations from an alternate location if needed, or will you essentially be rebuilding your business technology from scratch? These are all questions that a comprehensive approach to business continuity will help answer.
No two companies are exactly alike, which is why it’s vital to work with a trusted IT services provider to help work through the challenges associated with getting your business back online quickly. Maintaining secure and consistent business operations is a requirement for our clients, and Rea & Associates can deliver. We provide small to medium businesses with technical support, cloud solutions, telecommunications, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions that allow you to keep servicing your customers. Contact us today at (330) 236-1011 to schedule your free initial consultation, or learn more about the services that we offer online.