By John Almeter
One of the biggest challenges facing business technology systems is the protection of your data. Protecting it from cyber criminals, human error, and natural disasters. How can you be sure that your small business is protected if a disaster strikes? While Disaster Recovery (DR) has gained a lot of traction in recent years, myths surrounding DR have prevented it from being adopted by many small businesses.
Let’s take a closer look at the biggest DR myth facing small businesses:
My business is small therefore the risk of a disaster striking my business is minimal.
This is completely FALSE. In the case of equating business size with business risk, all things are not equal. Just like an accident, disasters don’t discriminate and can happen at any time to anyone. The obvious is a natural disaster. No matter what geographical region you live in, Mother Nature exists. Be it tornadoes, hurricanes, massive snow or rainfall, earthquakes, wildfires- all these have the potential to impact your business.
Human error is the next type of disaster that doesn’t discriminate. Human error is now considered the primary contributing factor to most data breaches and data loss in a business. From accidental file deletion to phishing scams, human error is the one threat that all small businesses are susceptible to.
Finally, if you think being a small business makes you less likely to be the target of a cyber-attack, think again. According to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 58% of cyber-attack victims were small businesses. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you are not a target.
The simple truth is that while the chance of certain types of disasters striking your business may be low, the possibility of disasters in general striking your small business is inevitable.
You can never know when disaster will strike, but you can ensure that your data will be safe when it does. With Desktops2Go®, as a standard part of our service, your data is backed up, offsite to another geographic location. Not every cloud provider offers this as a standard service or if they do provide offsite backup, it is for an extra fee. Don’t wait until something catastrophic happens. At a minimum, whether you are in the cloud or not, confirm you have an offsite backup today so you won’t be sorry tomorrow.