Depending on what your duties are within your organization, your view on disaster recovery may be different from those in other positions. For example, leadership often takes disaster recovery and business continuity and rolls them both into a single process for stronger business, while an IT manager might be solely focused on the ability to duplicate data. Regardless of your perspective, disaster recovery is often a more comprehensive business tool than most know.
When creating a disaster recovery plan, every department has a role, which means knowledge is gained in the process of building a solid plan. New learning allows organizations to see where they can improve what they offer customers. With so many applications and business processes going to the cloud, the practice of migrating data to a secure cloud environment reveals other opportunities that can benefit the entire organization.
Improving Reliability and Accountability
Many organizations are blindsided by hackers that break into their systems and compromise their data. However, by carefully planning your disaster recovery strategy, the hit you take could be minimal compared to companies that haven’t invested time and energy into a good plan. Faster recovery from a cyber threat gives you an advantage.
Fast recovery is often the hallmark of an organization that has practiced what they will do once they discover a hacker has gotten into their system. Everyone jumps to their designated role and the damage is limited. They know what to do because they’ve gone through “fire drills” to prepare for this day.
Most companies today rely to some degree on e-commerce as part of their business model. Therefore, to cover their bases, they know through a business impact analysis what a disruption will cost them. It’s not uncommon for organizations to begin losing customers within seconds of going down during a cyber attack.
While the business impact analysis is carried out to reveal the losses the company will take in an attack, it also underscores the importance of each and every customer, motivating the company to take further measures to not only minimize the risk of losing them, but to improve business processes so the customer experience is enhanced.
At Cory Communications, we help our clients cut through the telecom noise by taking care of their technology needs. We know that nearly three-quarters of businesses that suffer a major data loss will not make it beyond two years following the incident, which is why we’ve created disaster recovery and online backup solutions that will protect your organization. Find out more about what we can offer you by contacting us today.