Disasters can come in all shapes and sizes at any given moment. Floods, fires and other natural disasters can disable entire buildings and bring down a company’s entire IT infrastructure for days or even weeks. This loss of time and making crucial data unavailable and perhaps even vulnerable – like customer files and financial records – can lead to damages that a small to medium-sized business may never recover from. Without at the very least safely secured and tested backups, even a nefarious event such as a burglary might result in a fatal loss of digital information.
How Can You Be Prepared?
With proper planning and preemptive action, your business can be prepared for just about any kind of disaster—human or natural. However, handling all of these concerns alone can be costly and time-consuming for a small business, so it’s a good idea to enlist a managed service provider.