After January’s “Snowmageddon” blizzard ravaged most of the Eastern United States, many business owners have begun to rethink their current disaster recovery processes. While Washington was being buried under relentless snowfall and people were skiing down New York’s 7th Avenue, company infrastructures across the nation were being compromised. Systems went offline, critical business processes stalled, and companies hemorrhaged money.
If your small business survived the storm without a disaster recovery plan in place, consider yourself lucky. Over 40% of businesses will never reopen their doors after a flood, fire, snowstorm, or earthquake rocks their virtual infrastructure. A study conducted by the University of Wisconsin found that over 20% of those who do crawl back from the brink of critical systems failure will end up closing within 2 years. The U.S. Department of Labor maintains that over 90% of companies who suffer data losses will be out of business within 5 years, and it makes sense; there is little time for profitability when you’re scrambling to reconstruct client databases, invoice records, and legal documentation.
Is your company in a position to recover from a systems failure?
Neglecting A Disaster Recovery Plan is like Leaving Your Doors Unlocked
Imagine never locking your doors when you close up shop for the day. You may not pay for this mistake for some time, but it only takes one stroke of bad luck to bring your business to its knees. Your entire company could be compromised because you neglected one fundamental security standard.
It may seem like a dramatic comparison to make, but this is the real-world equivalent to the risk you take in the virtual world by neglecting a disaster recovery plan. It only takes one burst pipe, still-lit cigarette, or stormy night to bring down everything you’ve built.
Neglecting a disaster recovery plan isn’t only unsettling for business owners, either. Imagine how you’d feel as a client at a law firm who doesn’t take the proper precautions to protect your sensitive case information from “acts of God.” Would you repeat business with a financial firm who couldn’t pull up your previous year’s paperwork?
You can gauge your level of security with a no-charge disaster recovery audit from our team.
Business Continuity Planning with Nanotek
Clearly, business continuity planning is essential for the success and security of your company. Every company requires a cogent contingency plan to keep operations running in the face of a serious storm. But many business owners continue to push this important matter aside, dismissing it as being “too expensive” and overly complicated after previous experience with other IT companies.
Nanotek’s disaster recovery service is different; we have a proven track record of guiding businesses in developing, updating, and understanding viable and affordable business continuity plans. Our NanoBackup services will:
- give you access to straightforward information and advice from our IT consulting experts;
- outfit your company with the most suitable platforms, tools, and suppliers;
- reduce or avoid revenue losses;
- protect mission-critical data by leveraging our infrastructure and support services;
- reduce downtime and increase employee productivity;
- enable you to resume business and employee activities following critical systems failures.
While we can’t prevent unforeseen disasters, we can stop them from affecting your bottom-line and customer experience. Call 1-888-913-6266 to learn more about our disaster recovery audits and data backup plans.