Avoiding an IT disaster

Can your business survive?

Richard Marsh, the CEO of a fast-growing local IT firm based in Faringdon Oxfordshire is helping businesses with the severity of down-time and data loss.

The solution is Disaster Recovery

But what is Disaster Recovery (DR) I hear you say? If you understand backup then you’re halfway there but the difference between backup and DR is like the difference between running out of petrol and having your car written off. Both stop you from getting to your destination, but the latter is a lot more difficult and expensive to recover from.

Your data is the life-blood of your business – as valuable as cash. You employ professionals to help you manage your company’s finances – why would you treat your data any differently?

At CIS we understand that not everyone appreciates the nuts and bolts of IT technology, so we ensure that the problem of losing money through disaster, down-time and data loss is explained in a way that’s relevant and a solution is presented in plain English. We help you plan to avoid disaster striking and mitigate the damage done if it does.

Richard Marsh

What if it’s too expensive? 

Losing business data is one thing but what if your employees couldn’t work for a day? Or worse, a whole week!? Once you start weighing up the costs, of not being open for business and include the possible damage to your reputation, you should then start to
see the importance of implementing a solid DR plan.

What will DR do for me?

Having a DR plan in place means you’re reducing the risk of downtime and mitigating loss of revenue which keeps you and your business, but more importantly your clients, happy.

But I already have a backup system in house…

A backup system is a great start but if it is manual, untested and located in the same location as your IT systems is it reliable enough to bet your business on? Any single point of failure whether that be hardware, software, personnel, connectivity or a power source is leaving you wide open to downtime. If disaster strikes, do you have a plan B?

When an emergency strikes your business, you need to be 100% confident that you can be back up and running as usual as quickly as possible. For more information on Disaster Recovery planning please speak to me or one of our experts. Or alternatively you can download our DR guide here.

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