Disaster has struck – you login to your businesses network and everything is gone. What do you do now? What should have you done to prevent this from happening? Luckily, losing your information in today’s world doesn’t mean losing it forever. Sometimes your equipment malfunctions and wipes everything clean but that doesn’t mean we can’t get it back. Having a good backup and recovery system will ensure that even if your equipment fails, you still have a way to retrieve what was lost. There are also proactive measures you can take to prevent data loss from happening. Keep reading to discover the best strategy for disaster information recovery and prevention.
Let’s imagine two business owners that work in the same industry with the same type of clientele. One owner knows he should probably back up his information systems, but doesn’t quite get around to it. After all, there hasn’t been a problem thus far. Until now. It happens in a moment – the information is just gone! He is completely in the dark about what to do and how to retrieve the critical data that was lost. Across town, the other business owner runs daily and continuous backups that keeps all the critical business information in a remote data center. The first business owner will have to spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to get his information rebuilt and restored on a different server. The second business owner simply has to contact an IT provider that can then recreate the servers with new hardware and have the environment up and running within a few days, spending far less money and getting her information back more quickly. Which scenario appeals to you? Hiring an IT consultant is the best way to go. They will assess your system and diagnose any underlying problems. From there, they can reconstruct your system, fixing what happened in the past so it won’t happen again. Running daily and continuous backups will keep your information secure, making it accessible within a matter of hours.
Being proactive in protecting your online information will minimize the chance that your information will ever be lost. There are a few cost effective options, including server virtualization. Not only will this end up saving you money but it allows for greater network flexibility and agility running across your different servers. This will also allow you to have more network space without having additional servers cluttering up your office space.
Another option is hosted and on-premise exchange. This allows you to own your server and keep it on site so you have total control, enabling customization of your network security and filtering solutions to keep the chance of hackers wiping you out at a minimum. Not only will it help with hackers, but if something does go wrong internally, it allows for repairs to be much quicker than having your server offsite. It comes with automatic updates so you don’t have to worry about manually updating and backing up your system.
Hire an IT Professional
Lastly, and arguably, the most important preventative measure to take is hiring an IT professional to make sure the job is done right. We can’t stress how important it is to have an IT consultant on call. Let’s put it this way: if you build a house you hire a licensed electrician to complete the electrical wiring to make sure everything is done correctly and is working properly. It’s the same thing here. Hiring an IT consultant not only will ensure the job is done right, but also provides you with the knowledge and service that you need to keep your business running smoothly. They will guide you through the steps to access your servers and give you the most bang for your buck when it comes to your equipment.
Here at KMF Technologies, we are experts in information systems and security in fields ranging from construction to the healthcare industry. We custom build plans that specifically fit your needs. We believe you shouldn’t have to pay for something that you’re never going to use and we will never recommend something that we believe won’t work. Visit our page for a free consultation to get your business information systems protected and running smoothly.