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8 Benefits of Having a Disaster Recovery Plan in Place

Disaster recovery plans do take time to plan for and implement. Once completed, however, there are so many benefits and assurances that business owners will be able to number, it becomes clear the effort is well worth the time. Listed below are 8 key benefits even small companies can expect to experience if they have a recovery plan in place before disaster strikes.

1. Reduced Recovery Period

Organizations that have a disaster recovery plan in place should expect to experience a reduced recovery period. In some cases, having a recovery plan in place may make the difference between a business opening its doors again or shutting down.

2. Limit Losses

Of course, the sooner a business is open and operating again the sooner it will begin to experience a resumption of revenue. Getting back to business ASAP may also help to limit losses from damage to equipment and other critical components of a business.

3. Preserve Critical Processes

Some organizations have critical processes that must be preserved, or the business must be shut down. In cases like these, a disaster recovery plan can provide the support necessary for these types of organizations, thus allowing them to keep their doors open during critical times.

4. Retain Industry Reputation

If your competitors are up and running their business as usual after a disaster and your company is still struggling, customers and clients will likely take notice. Being unorganized and ill-prepared does not resonate well within a community or within a specific industry.

5. Proactive vs Reactive

Even in the midst of seeming chaos, a disaster recovery plan can help many businesses retain control over a temporary shutdown and offer more control over the resumption of their operations when the disaster is over. Having more control over chaotic events rather than being in a reactive mode, helps everyone involved stay focused and organized.

6. Fine-Grained Data Management

The right disaster recovery plan allows companies to fully recover every singular piece of data associated with their business. If a serious disaster should occur, business owners are assured all corporate data is safe and secure.

7. Continuity of Performance

With a sound disaster recovery system, any automated processes will still occur even in the midst of a crisis. Depending upon the situation, business owners may see little or no reduction in performance.

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Every organization has unique requirements — and the great thing about creating a disaster recovery plan is that it can be customized to meet an organization’s specific needs. They need not expect to force a cookie cutter solution to work for their unique organization. Of course, as with other important aspects of a company, business owners retain complete control over the planning process.

Want to know more about customizing a disaster recovery plan for your organization? Download our Comprehensive Guide to Disaster Recovery.

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