The word that is concerning in that sentence is ‘machine’ because machines break.
What happens when the machine that houses your electronic data breaks? Is there a way to restore that electronic data to a new device? Is there a way to recover the data from alternate sources? Is there an option that will allow access to the electronic data even if it’s not in the usual electronic data housing system I am used to using?
Electronic data, for the purposes of this conversation, is the data in digital form that your organization created in order to manage, track, and guide your organization. Without that data, it’s hard to tell where your organization has been, where it is now, and where you are trying to go and grow.
Your electronic data has to be two things: available at all times and protected from unauthorized access.
According to a study conducted by the Gartner Group, 43 percent of small businesses were immediately forced to close their business after a “major loss” of computer records. Even more troubling, an additional 51 percent of small businesses indicated they closed their doors within two years. Only a mere six percent “survival” rate of small businesses who experience a major loss of computer data. Imagine that those survivor situations might only be for industries where there is a relatively low dependency level on their electronic data.
However, catastrophic data loss can be avoided when the right measures are put into place by experts who understand your organization’s data structures and facilities. Responsive Network Services is the key component to ensuring that your small business does not face a data loss.