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3 Ways to protect your Data from the next Big Storm

Posted on: September 9, 2015 by: Stuart Hill


cbs-davie-florida-data-protectionWhen you’re strolling outside during South Florida’s beautiful “dry” season, it’s hard to think about hurricane season. The fear of another Category 5 storm has instilled the importance of data protection into the hearts of many Florida IT Managers.

As organizations get ready for the inclement weather, now is the perfect time to rev up Disaster Recovery plans that ensure critical information is safeguarded. Here are 3 ways to prevent data loss from drowning your company’s productivity:

  • Have you Tested Your Disaster Recovery Plan? Even though testing your disaster recovery plan is simple to do, many companies install Disaster Recover and Data Backup solutions and then never test them. This is truly a false sense of security. In a world where weather-related catastrophes can pop up with little to no warning – surprises aren’t are the last thing you need. Have you tested your DR plan? Testing give you an added layer of security and confidence. Practice restoring critical information it can cut tremendous time off of recoveries should you experience unexpected downtime.
  • How complete is your disaster recovery coverage? Are you sure that every piece of your critical data is safely stored away?  Your company’s needs change over time. When is the last time you re-evaluated what was covered under your DR plan. Conversely, it can be expensive to store data that isn’t necessary for day-to-day business functions. A well thought out, updated Disaster Recovery plan will reduce risk and costs by ensuring the correct data is accurately covered.
  • Are your transitions and transfers as seamless as possible? Everyone wants to be back up and running as soon as they can when a data outage strikes. One key is enhanced integration between day-to-day IT infrastructures and backup systems. A big part of the battle is safeguarding data, but to maintain profitable business function, you should ensure that daily data transfers and transitions are as seamless as possible.

Avoid being left out in the storm when disaster strikes. Keeping up to date with the latest advancements in Disaster Recovery planning and do what you can to build up your defenses to prevent against future data loss.

Is your Disaster Recovery plan is up to par?  Find out how we help companies in South Florida prepare for worst with our Disaster Recovery Services.



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