Don’t rely on luck when it comes to your technology

When it comes to your business, losing your data due to outdated technology is no joking matter. Consider your business. You have processes, productive employees, a massive investment in equipment and technology and all of it runs seamlessly.

When you step back and look at the big picture that you’ve built, you can’t help but be proud. But what happens when the worst-case scenario becomes a reality? What happens when a hacker gets into your business, or when a disaster strikes your place of business?

Rather than playing the odds and relying on luck, click the link below to view the few reasons and solutions on why that you should keep up with current technology products/procedures.

Your data is at risk 24/7
Every day your data is at risk. Whether it’s technology failing, a virus or a data breach – you’re at risk for your data being exposed or lost. This is extremely important to understand because when business owners think of disaster recovery, they typically think of a huge storm, hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster. But the reality is that any disaster represents a monumental threat to a business’ ability to remain operational at all times.

Solution: Create a disaster recovery plan to help mitigate the downtime your business could face.

You employ humans
We’re still far from the iRobot being able to replace humans in every job, but you should know that the majority of downtime actually occurs because of human error. Beyond technology, machines and natural disasters, human error is completely unavoidable. Mistakes happen. Humans use easy-to-hack passwords, or leave company data open on a computer, both of which are open doors to malicious activity that you aren’t even aware of.

Solution: Keep educating your employees on data security. Create quarterly activities that are engaging and informative.

Technology fails
Sure you have the best server equipment from 2012 and you’re doing everything you can to ensure that your technology is at least working. But what happens when: your outdated server goes down, or your equipment fails? You’re probably thinking, “I’ll just try and fix it myself.” But what will happen after that? What about the next time this happens? How long will you be down for that time? How will you get your company back up and running so that you aren’t losing money for the hours, days or weeks following the issue?

Solution: Keep your equipment updated with the latest technology and software.  

If you don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place, you’re relying on luck. And unless you’ve got that pot of gold hanging out at the end of the rainbow – it’s probably time to get a plan in place. Disaster recovery, business continuity and even the cloud are your best bet to ensure the security of your data and business. You’ve been lucky up until now – but sometime your luck might run out, and isn’t having a plan in place better than scrambling around trying to fix things while your business is pouring money? We think so, too.

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