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Disaster Recovery Planning

Although less profound than complete data loss, even short term interruptions to a business operation can have a major impact.  Plan ahead with a Bennett trained and certified IT technician to minimize the impact a potential data loss could have on your business.

With Backup & Disaster Recovery Planning (BDR,) our trained and certified IT technicians gather information on your current data environment, assess your needs, and analyze the data to develop a comprehensive plan to keep your data safe and secure.  Contact us today to secure your business data.

Eliminate Business Interruption – Be Proactive…

Bennett Office Technologies offers customized one-on-one consultation covering all aspects of data protection including backup and recovery.

Steps included in the consultation are…

  1. Categorize backup & restoration goals
  2. Identify data needing to be protected
  3. Evaluate current backup hardware & software
  4. Assess current backup schedule
  5. Discuss off-site backup storage options
  6. Recommend data restoration procedures
  7. Perform test recovery procedure to insure data integrity
  8. Recommend necessary changes
  9. Document backup system processes

Bennett Office Technologies recommends evaluating your backup strategies once every year.

Bennett’s trained & certified IT technicians will work with you current IS staff or take the place of a non-existing IS department.

BDR solutions will…

  • Simplify & improve data management
  • Maximize uptime
  • Improve customer service while limiting down time
  • Add security
  • Add scalability

BDR is a means of insuring that data on the network is safe.  The first step is to create a BDR plan or strategy.  Effective planning decreases the amount of time necessary to manage data backups and restoration of databases.

When data is not protected…

Could you be back in business in twenty-four hours following a data loss disaster?  Small businesses can be even more vulnerable to data los disasters as they have less access to IT and financial resources.  With perhaps fewer customers and less ability to withstand a short revenue interruption, survival may be even more threatened.

Causes of data loss…

  • Hardware or system failure
  • Human error
  • Software program malfunction
  • Computer virus
  • Site disaster

Data is the most vital asset in your business and accounts for much of the net worth of your company.  Data protection is a means of insuring the data on the network is safe.  A data protection plan starts with these three questions.

  1. Recovery Time – how quickly must you retrieve data to insure business continuity?
  2. Recovery Point – how recent does the recovered data have to be?
  3. Data Capacity – how much data has to be restored?

Improve your ability to survive & recover…

Although implementing a data protection strategy does not remove the risks, it does improve your ability to survive and recover if a data loss disaster occurs.  With data growth estimated at approximately 80% per year among companies large and small, it is also a good idea to re-evaluate your plan every few years.

Areas that affect your Data Protection needs…

  • Increased computer usage
  • As your IT system continues to grow, your data storage requirements will continue to grow
  • Expansion of Internet and e-business
  • Business availability switching to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Remote access
  • Personal computing devices
  • Legislation requirements

BDR needs to be extremely flexible and molded to meet a diverse range of business requirements.

How much data can you afford to lose?

According to a study compiled by David M Smith Ph.D, labor economist, 6% of all computers will suffer a data loss in any given year.

According to his study, of the estimated 72 million computers in 1998, approximately 4.6 million experienced a loss of data.  The total cost of data loss for these US businesses was approximately $11.8 billion.

Costs associated with loss of data include…

  • Lost customer & supplier database
  • Cost of restoring data
  • Lost productivity due to unavailable systems
  • Lost revenue due to unavailable data
  • Lost customers to your competition
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