No one chooses to put “Small Business Disaster Recovery” on their morning To-Do List.
It’s 6am on Tuesday morning. The weather is looking up. The scent of that first breath of fresh air as you walk out the door has you feeling that this is going to be a great day to get a lot knocked off of that ever-growing To-Do List.
On the way to the office, you grab the phone to get a preview of the priority to-do’s and head off the first wave of emails.
OneNote shows you some low-hanging fruit and your mind starts wandering to who can help with those initial items. You click on the mail icon but the current mail looks a stale. You tap the icon again to force an update, but an error message appears instead.
No connection available. You tap the VPN icon and get a similar error message.
Nothing’s working. You race to the office and find that everthing’s working – except the server.
Your stomach has that sinking feeling. Your enthusiasm for the day has been melted into trepidation.
If it doesn’t come back online, no one is going to be working.
New To-To List:
Get server working ASAP! aka Small Business Disaster Recovery
Pause the situation. Ask yourself the following questions, “How much is complete access to my small business’ data worth to me right now? Should we look at having one more level of failover?”
A lot. And, yes. Finding out that you don’t have enough backup after you need it is a lot too late. The Boy Scouts have a real point here. “Be prepared” is translated into IT as “Have multiple backups”. That applies to both backup software and backup media.
The easiest way to keep “Small Business Disaster Recovery” off of your To-Do List is to plan and prepare for a disruption before it becomes a reality.
Talk to your Responsive consultant and make sure that you have IT protected.