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How to avoid an IT disaster: Could your business continue trading?

I could write a lengthy article about disaster recovery but at BITS
our focus is on how to enable our clients to prevent that disaster in the first place.

We see this as vital because recent estimates suggest that as many as 90% of businesses that lose data from a disaster are forced to shut down within 2 years of the incident.

Of course there isn’t just the risk of data loss due to technical failure. The major flooding in the UK last year demonstrated a real risk for businesses in some regions. Sadly it often takes a disastrous data loss to make businesses take action for the future.

So what’s the answer?

Here are our top tips on how to avoid an IT disaster.

1. Ensure your back up routine is followed rigorously.
There is no point having a routine otherwise.

2. Make one person in your business accountable for the routine.

3. Test your back up routine to make sure you could recover data
if you needed to.

4. Ideally use more than one method. Back up methods are
more robust these days but there is always a risk of failure.

5. For example you could use two methods from the following: Tape back up, external drive back up and online remote
back ups.

6. Ensure back up media is stored off site. Even if you have a fireproof safe, what if you cannot get access to your premises after a fire?

7. Back up frequently. This can also come in handy if you’ve over-written a vital file and want to restore an earlier version.

You can easily contact us by email, via our enquiry form or simply call us on 01373 888 333. Posted by Lee Edge on 13/10/2009

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