|If one of your senior employees drops his laptop and breaks
a hard drive, how many hours are lost recreating company business
files and email messages that weren’t backed up? If the
hard drive in your main file server that contains all the company’s
financial data was damaged and rendered unusable, how quickly
can you restore the lost data?
The answers to these questions should be answered in your business’
Disaster Recovery Plan. This plan documents the safety of your
company’s critical data that, if lost, equates to huge
losses of time and money and could ultimately lead to the end
of your business. The plan should outline the daily procedures
that must be followed to insure no information loss when some
unplanned event occurs.
Tech Comfort can help you establish these procedures by devising
a Disaster Recovery Plan for your company. The main topic
of the plan will be the backup, storage, and recovery of critical
data. Depending on the size of your company, data backup can
be as small scale as backing up one computer’s files
to a CD. It could also be the
daily backup of data from file and application servers onto
tape media using third party backup software. Tech Comfort
installs the necessary software and then automates the daily
backup “jobs” to run independently. We also recommend
that at least one copy of your data is stored off-site just
in case of the worst scenarios.
A key to your company plan is educating your employees to
follow file-saving procedures to protect their own information.
Tech Comfort will help make these steps as transparent as
possible and thus avoid the otherwise inevitable, “My
computer just crashed and I didn’t save my files.”