At times, backup and disaster recovery might seem like an unnecessary expense. Some business owners think that their systems are relatively safe from impending doom, so rather than focus on preserving existing information and infrastructure, they choose instead to implement new solutions that are designed to augment their income. Unfortunately, this hard-earned revenue will mean nothing if your data is lost due to unforeseeable circumstances that render your business inoperable.

One of the most common ways that a business can lose their data is through natural disasters. Depending on your business’s location, you could be subject to data loss from several different disasters. For example, people in areas that have exceptionally harsh winters understand the difficulties that come with heavy snow and ice accumulation, including infrastructure damage and downed power lines. Other locations are at risk of tornadoes, which are capable of completely destroying your office. Other types of natural disasters, like fires and electrical storms, are more common, but under the right circumstances, they are just as damaging as major storms. The lesson here: regardless of where you are in the world, a natural disaster could destroy your data, and maybe even your office.

If you add in the constant threat of hackers, who are unpredictable and can strike at any time, you could have an unexpected data loss disaster that’s difficult to recover from. Unlike a natural disaster, which exhibits warning signs, hackers will generally be discreet, being careful not to alert you to their presence. Hackers will steal and destroy your data with no concern for your business’s livelihood, seeking only to profit and benefit from your hard work. Look at the recent explosion of ransomware that has been threatening businesses. If they manage to get into your systems, it could spell trouble for your business in the form of hefty compliance fines, especially if you deal with personal credentials.

Another cause of data-loss that is often overlooked when it comes to planning is human error. Important files can be moved or even deleted altogether. Accidents like these are why it’s important to make sure that your employees understand the importance of following your best practices when using your network. Human error is also another reason it’s important to have a powerful back and disaster recovery solution.

With a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution from Aspire, your business can minimize the downtime and data loss that’s often associated with unexpected hardware failure, natural disasters, and user error. A BDR can take multiple backups throughout the day, which are sent to both the cloud and a secure, off-site data center. The BDR minimizes downtime by acting as a temporary server in the event your current hardware fails to function properly. This gives your business adequate time to find a replacement.

When working with complex technology solutions, there are plenty of risks that need to be managed properly. Proactive IT solutions do this substantially better than the traditional break-fix IT model. Aspire focuses on providing services that are designed to prevent issues from becoming more serious problems, like powerful security solutions that can detect threats to your infrastructure, and preventative maintenance.

Aspire can provide all of the above managed IT services, plus some, all so your business doesn’t have to. For more information about business continuity and our BDR solution, give us a call today at (469) 7-ASPIRE.

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