Reports of extreme weather across the globe are causing companies to consider how to best protect their data and systems. For disaster recovery experts, this means they’re constantly thinking of new and improved ways to claw back from a natural disaster or perhaps even keep everything operational during a weather event. But disasters aren’t solely at the hand of Mother Nature; disaster recovery can also help a business recover when employee error or technology failure occurs.
In the best-case scenario, a disaster recovery strategy is meticulously planned. All technology brought into the mix is fully researched, vetted, and tested. Every player knows their place and will instantly react when things go wrong or look to be heading toward disaster. Business continuity is a top priority, so what have you done lately to make sure you’re ready to face the toughest situation with successful outcomes?
Just as you wouldn’t put all of your money in one stock, you shouldn’t place all your data in one silo. Disaster recovery best practices include using a data center that backs up multiple geographically disparate locations. Should something go awry in one area with a natural disaster and knock out a data center, your data is safe and sound and easily accessible in another.
Your disaster recovery team members shouldn’t be introduced to their responsibilities for the first time when an actual disaster occurs. Rather, ongoing training should be the norm. Run drills to audit the performance of each individual, make notes, and correct errors now before it’s too late.
The most successful disaster recovery and business continuity plans are those that are written into policy yet installed with the flexibility to make changes as needed. Establishing a policy keeps everyone accountable because when it’s laid out in front of everyone in concrete terms, there is no reason for anyone to claim ignorance.
While IT issues can be burdensome, in the digital age there is no way around navigating the various responsibilities assigned to IT. If you’re looking to reduce the burden on your IT team, partner with Independent Connections. Our clients refer to us casually as “IndyConn” because we’re able to establish that trusted and important customer-centric relationship with them.
We’ve paired some of the best disaster recovery and business continuity solutions to our clients based on their unique needs, and we can do the same for your organization.