Business Downtime – You create it 58% of the time…

March 14, 2017

 

 

What’s more frightening for your business operations than a natural disaster? Your employees.

 

If you’ve been putting off implementing data protection because you consider yourself in a safe zone, think again. It is far more likely that Patrick in Marketing (you know the one) trips on that essential power cord than Mother Nature comes after your systems. Look at the numbers to understand it closer

In fact, an estimated 58% of downtime is due to human error.

 

But we have a backup… Data backup vs business continuity: what’s the difference?

 

Data backup answers the questions: is my data safe? Can I get it back in case of a failure?

 

Business continuity, on the other hand, involves thinking about the business at a higher-level and asks: how quickly can I get my business operating again in case of system failure? Thinking about data backup is a good first step. Business continuity is equally important to consider as it ensures your organization is able to get back up and running in a timely matter if disaster strikes.

 

Take this as an example, if your server dies, you wouldn’t be able to quickly get back to work if you only had file-level backup. Your server would need to be replaced, software and data re-installed, and the whole system would need to be configured with your settings and preferences. This process could take days. Can your business afford to lose that time?

 

To sum it all up, if your human or have human employees, you’d better plan ahead for downtime. Contact us for a fee business continuity evaluation and see how ThomDigital and our solutions from our business disaster recovery partner Datto Inc. can ensure you can bounce back from anything.

 

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