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Data Recovery Isn’t Just for Disasters

While the name “data recovery solution” might seem to explain everything there is to know about that particular piece of a business’ infrastructure, many organizations may underestimate just how useful this particular component can be for disasters and in general. Here, we plan to fix that.

Here are some of the situations that businesses can benefit from proper data recovery maintenance:

“…Oops.”

At the end of the day, the most prolific threat to your data is your staff, the people you’ve hired to put all that data to use, including the person who looks back when you look in a mirror.

I know, what a plot twist. However, it doesn’t make it any less true. Human error is one of the most common reasons a company experiences data loss on any scale, mainly because there are so many ways for someone to make a mistake. Maybe someone deletes something accidentally or takes the only copy of something offsite only for it to be lost or damaged.

Therefore, it is crucial that you educate your users on proper data handling practices and maintain a comprehensive backup of your data to draw from if the need should arise.

“In today’s weather, disasters can be predicted…”

Natural disasters can certainly live up to their name where your business’ data is concerned. Regardless of the forecast, your on-site infrastructure and any data it holds can be put at risk if a storm is severe enough.

Considering this, any good provider will ensure that your data isn’t only saved in one location. Look at it this way… what good is a data backup if that backup is wiped out by the same disaster that made it necessary in the first place? This is precisely why we always recommend that at least one copy of your data is preserved safely off-site.

“Wait, my computer isn’t working right…”

There are plenty of ways that an issue with a device itself can lead to data loss. Viruses can infect critical systems and take up the resources you need to be productive (and to save your data). Additionally, drives can fail at the worst times, and the data stored on your system can be corrupted. If this is the case, keeping a backup can help save data that would likely have been lost without it.

Finally, many small businesses assume that their size protects them from the interest of hackers. Unfortunately, they assume wrong. With many attacks now automated, cybercrime has become far easier to perpetrate. Threats like ransomware and other attack vectors often require businesses to wipe their infrastructure to remove the infection. In these cases, a backup can prevent these actions from being a “mutually assured destruction” strategy.

Data recovery comes in handy in situations of any size and importance. WheelHouse IT can help you implement the solutions necessary to maintain a proper data recovery strategy. Learn more by calling us at (877) 771-2384.

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