This type of planning is often referred to as a continuity of operations plans, or COOP, and includes all facets of your business. Understanding the risks your company faces is important in assessing if disaster recovery is right for you. Read on to learn about the 5 reasons why you should have Disaster Recovery Services for your business.
1. External Risks are out of Your Control
External risks are a fact of life and they are unfortunate events that are out of human control. A natural disaster is the most common form external risk you will face. If you live in the Cleveland area think winter storms, thunderstorms, floods and tornados.
Other examples of external risks include terrorism, sabotage, computer virus attacks and criminal actions.
2. Facilities Risks can Leave you out in the Cold
A facility risk can be something that would keep your company from performing its duties for an extended period of time. An example of a facility risk could be an electrical system outage or fire.
Other common examples include phone system outage, water damage, climate control, and lack of physical security.
3. Data System Risks may Shut you Down for Good
Data system risks are some of the most damaging, especially if you don’t back up your data to the cloud. Damage done to networks, file servers, software applications and other computer-related equipment can be devastating. Imagine what it would mean if you lost all of your intellectual property.
4. Departmental Risks Affect Different Areas of Your Company
Departmental Risks happen in a particular section of a company. This causes less damage to a company as a whole because the damage is contained to one particular sector or the business. An example of this would be a fire in the filing room.
Though limited, this type of occurrence still carries great risk. Think about it, are there any areas of your business that if lost would be deferential to overall operations?
5. Desk-Level Risks can Hurt Your Workforce
Finally, desk-level risks are personal risks limited to individual employees. This type of risk is something that would prevent someone from working. Are there any systems, functions or risk areas you can think of that would negatively impact your workforce?
Consider the 5 examples in this article. Do any of them pertain to you? If so, having a disaster recovery or continuity plan in place could save you a lot of frustration and money. Telecommunications recovery plans, in particular, can also help you keep your business open—Even when you can’t get in the door.
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