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We have all read the frightening statistics. When high downtime falls upon business, there’s the chance that it won’t recover the same position at all. Some businesses close their doors for good within 6-12 months, and others confidently claim that only 50% of their business will make it out of a disaster successfully.
Scary? Yes. Manageable? Of course.
With a strategic Disaster Recovery Plan, reversing the effects of a man-made or natural disaster alive is a much simpler feat. The three most important reasons your business should never go without a Disaster Recovery Plan are:
To reduce downtime
All businesses hate downtime. It does not do anything good for your business. However, with a man-made or natural disaster, there will be severe downtime — I am sure of this fact. And the only way to reduce this downtime is with a comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan.
The thoughtful plan raises your chances of avoiding massive amounts of downtime. With a strong recovery plan at your end, you will be soon back into regular operations, with little to no data loss.
To limit liability
With a disaster, there is the chance of losing data. And in some instances, this disaster could be something like a massive hacking (implies a great deal of lost data). Due of this, a Disaster Recovery Plan becomes even more necessary.
A thorough plan will limit the liability of lost data or an inoperable business by ensuring you are aware of the potential consequences and prepared accordingly. It will fasten the things, address immediate obligations while reducing the number of mistakes and regaining full operations. And those three things can conclude the final say-so on whether or not the business is even recoverable at all.
To know what to do
When disaster attacks — whether it’s an avalanche of water from the upstairs bathroom or a bug — it’s confusing and frustrating. Not everyone is clear on what to do, who to turn to, or how to begin much of anything. And all of this chaos will only result in more downtime and more expenses.