Assess Data Risks for your Business
What happens when your phones will not make calls in a support center? What happens if you’re a bank that cannot get the ATM to work so clients can get money in a crisis? What happens when a CNC Machine stops working in your factory and vital parts of the manufacturing process are dead in their tracks?
Business Continuity management services are the last piece of the puzzle for assessing business risks in addition to having a Disaster Recovery plan in place. Disaster Recovery services provided by our IT Systems and Network Engineers focus on preventing the potential loss of critical company data both internally and for your clients. Business Continuity takes it to the next level, evaluating your organization for non-essential areas of function.
Common Disaster Events and Prevention Strategy
It’s not just fire and floods. In Wisconsin, Illinois and everywhere in between, a disaster could stem from simple human error, software issues, server room issues or hardware failure. Having a plan to address these important factors of running your business or organization will bring peace of mind and preparedness.
Prevention Strategy Tips & Tricks
| Human Error
- Proper Training
- Change Management
| Software Issues
- Patch and Change Management Systems
- Test Environment
| Server Room Issues
- Stable Hardware
- Well Maintained Facility
- Private Cloud Server
| Hardware Failure
- Stable Hardware
- Server Room Issues Prevention
Failure to Estimate Technology Value and Risks
Some companies and organizations may think it is not worth the overhead investment to lay out both a Disaster Recovery and a Business Continuity plan. A different way to consider this is how much would you pay an insurance company to insure the data used every day to run your business will not be lost? What are the potential costs of downtime to your manufacturing plant, local bank, healthcare organization or distribution organization? Technology runs substantial areas of every industry throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, Northern Illinois and everywhere in between. Therefore, it is worth investing in a Business Continuity plan to keep your business safe.
Minimize Technical and Logistical Challenges
SWICKtech’s Systems and Network Engineers will work with your business to have a clearly written Business Continuity plan which is updated and tested regularly by more than one person. Failover and failback of data will be thoroughly vetted to ensure you have access to the data you need in the event of a disaster.
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Acrobats Aren't the Only Ones Who Need a SafetyNET
There’s something about taking risks that has always drawn humanity down a dangerous road. The exhilaration of defying the odds somehow liberates us—while failure to overcome those odds often ends in disaster. Perhaps there’s something hard-wired into our genetics that attracts us to dangerous situations.
Many of us, however, have learned when to take risks and when to play it safe. We’ve learned that we can’t predict everything and that there are things that happen outside of our control—things that will happen no matter what we do. We’ve learned that we need some sort of defense against dangerous situations.
Consider your company’s data security. All your customer information, not to mention your own valuable data, is always at risk. What if you were to lose that information? Or worse, what if it wasn’t lost, but stolen?
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10 Essential Steps to Protect your Data
There are various ways to calculate the cost of losing work stored on computers. Perhaps the easiest way to get a gut feel for the cost is to think for a moment about how long it would take to replace lost work. How many people would have to spend how many days to create everything from scratch?
Here is a simple 10-step plan for making sure they do not have to.
1. Have a Strategy
You will not know what approach is right for you until you have answered these questions:
- How long can you go without the lost data?
- Will you be making full backups or incremental or differential backups?
- How quickly will you need data restored?