Disasters can strike at any business. From natural calamities such as floods and hurricanes to manmade adversities such as cyberattacks and data breaches – disasters come in all shapes and sizes, all of which can cause data loss, which could then lead to massive business downtime and worse – business dissolution.
Even a seemingly minor data disaster such as a hard drive crash could deprive a business of crucial data that could impact the continuity of its whole operations. This is even truer these days as more and more companies are relying on computers at the core of the business.
When a disaster hits a company’s data, the costs start to accumulate as the employees who would normally be busy working are forced to sit idly, unable to continue with their tasks. But aside from the loss of productivity, the real costs of a data disaster are more complex and shocking. When there is no disaster recovery plan in place, it would be next to impossible to recover valuable information such as customer databases, confidential client data, financial records, and employee profiles – which could then lead to loss of employee and customer trust, and non-compliance charges and penalties by industry regulators.
Disaster recovery and business continuity plans are so important for businesses. Business owners cannot just hope for the best when a disaster strikes. They have to take steps immediately to ensure business continuity and mitigate the damage. For small business owners in New Jersey, partnering with firms experienced in network security in NJ can help pave the path towards a more secure and stable computer network and secure databases that can weather any disaster that comes their way.
If you want to learn more about the different types of risks that can destroy your data and computer systems, and how having a solid disaster recovery and business continuity plan can help reduce the impact of these risks, check out this infographic from Landau Consulting.