Data Backup and Storage
No matter what size your business, you have at least some level of security protection needs. You need to protect your computers and network from common security threats and ensure you’re positioned to do business as usual if the unthinkable happens.
More importantly, one of the most often neglected business and security concerns is how to access your data after a device failure or disaster. Those who do maintain proper backups often fail to have a redundant backup offsite or continue to use mass storage devices for backup without periodically checking to ensure they’re properly working. There’s an increased risk if employees are allowed to take laptops or other storage devices offsite without the proper encryptions and controls.
Planning for Disaster
What happens if your office floods or burns down? What if someone’s computer hard drive fails completely without warning? What processes do you have in place to keep going or start back up with little or no damage to your workflow and without any customer data being compromised or lost? This is why businesses need more complex security and disaster recovery plans.
RedBaron can do a multi-point assessment of your current backup and disaster planning protocols to maximize your emergency readiness. Here are just a few of the questions we’ll help you answer during the consultation.
- Is key data being backed up frequently (and is that often enough)?
- Are the backups stored offsite or onsite?
- If your office burned down or there was a natural disaster, could you get your key information back and how quickly?
- Are employees allowed to take home laptops or storage devices that contain customer information?
The key to disaster planning is knowing where each piece of vital data is stored regularly, then ensuring it’s backed up in such a way that you can both retrieve the information and get your business back on line quickly and efficiently.
Emergency Data Recovery
Hopefully, if you have a data backup and disaster plan in place, you won’t ever need emergency data recovery services. But sometimes, no matter how careful you are, you may lose key information. Remember, just because a device fails or an employee clicks the wrong button doesn’t necessarily mean the data is gone. You may just need a recovery expert at RedBaron to find it.
TIP: If you lose a file, don’t attempt to recover it yourself. In fact, don’t even use the affected device for something else until you’ve consulted an expert at RedBaron Consulting. Unless you know what you’re doing, you could risk overwriting the file or damaging the data. Call us the moment you realize it’s missing for the best results
If you’d like to consult with one of our IT experts about your emergency recovery and disaster plan, contact RedBaron Consulting today!