Just How Important is a Network Backup

Data backup and recovery are important realities for your business. Your business relies on the proprietary data residing on your network servers, which needs to be protected from unwanted intrusions launched from hackers and other unauthorized persons. Depending on the type of industry you are in, disaster recovery management is an essential part of your IT strategy.

If you do not utilize a data backup service, or have in place a plan for regularly managing both onsite and offsite backups of your critical data, you may be at great risk for data loss. You need to understand the importance of backing up your data networks on a consistent and regular basis. There are many examples of how not backing up data has harmed a business. More importantly, there are many examples of showing how routine backups have improved the operations of a company.


The Process Involved in Performing Network Backups

Backing up your data provides you with an insurance plan. What this means is that you have the ability to create a working duplicate of your network available to you in the event that disaster strikes. Conditions that may be beyond your control, such as natural disasters or unauthorized intrusions (such as the introduction of an enterprise virus that is designed to take down your system) can not only wreak havoc on your operations, but also result in the loss of money and time as you work to restore your network.

The Case for a Data Backup and Recovery Plan

Your disaster recovery plan does not exist without a plan for reliable, routine data backups. If your routine does not call for the periodic maintenance and backing up of data, you are putting your company’s business at risk. According to a 2014 Disaster Recovery Preparedness Benchmark Survey, three out of four companies were found to be at risk for data loss due to a lack of a disaster recovery plan. Thirty-six percent of companies experienced a loss of one or more critical applications, with such losses lasting from several hours to several days. The ¼ of companies that were prepared had maintained detailed recovery plans, setting specific metrics and engaging in regular testing to make sure their plan was performing up to par.

Steps to Take to Ensure Your Network’s Security

In order to reduce the risks associated with the loss of your network data, you need to have in place a plan. Your plan should include a process that requires the backup of your network data at regular intervals. A point person, whether it is the head of your IT or other professional responsible for the management of your data, should be appointed and empowered with the abilities to make decisions and be held accountable for the management of your backups and disaster recovery management plans. Additionally, you should understand that any plan for the management of your data should involve offsite backups. Maintaining your data at a remote location allows you to gain access when needed in the event of a disaster event.

Don’t leave your business vulnerable to cyberattacks, hacks and other threats. Create a safety net that protects all of your business’s data by getting in touch with JENLOR. Our backup and disaster recovery services help you better safeguard your data, both locally and offsite, in the event a disaster was to occur.  With your data backed up and a plan in place to recover it, your business is free to operate with confidence, knowing that you are prepared for anything the web can throw at you. Start building up your backup plan today with help from JENLOR.