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Preferred has been serving the Tinley Park area since 1991, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

3 Tips for More Effective Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

3 Tips for More Effective Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) are incredibly important elements of any successful business, as without them, you’re just one disaster away from a world-shattering wake-up call. We take a strategic approach to data backup and disaster recovery that considers your daily data backup needs while recognizing its long-term benefits. Let’s discuss how you can ensure that your business can use BDR to survive any potential threat the world throws at it.

Data Backup Strategy

Data is both an asset and a crutch, as the more of it your business utilizes and collects, the bigger the target on your back is. The looming threat of hacking attacks reminds us that the opportunities data presents can be snatched away instantly. While standard security measures are essential for all businesses, it's crucial to keep in mind that even the most meticulously crafted plans can unravel when faced with challenges and unforeseen circumstances. Data backup takes some of this guesswork out of the equation, as you’ll know without a doubt that your assets are safe and protected.

Take Advantage of Automation

Automation is a technology that, again, takes some of the variables out of the equation—namely, human error. With automation, there’s no more fretting over whether the backup was configured correctly or if it was executed manually by your staff. Automated backup systems resolve these worries by eliminating the need for manual intervention, ensuring a seamless backup process. You can also test these backups to ensure they will work when you need them most.

Eliminate as Much Downtime as Possible

When it comes to mitigating the costs associated with downtime, a robust disaster recovery plan is the clear solution. A well-crafted strategy anticipates and addresses all conceivable scenarios, minimizing the impact of data loss incidents on business continuity. By investing in a comprehensive disaster recovery solution, businesses can ensure their recovery process takes as little time as possible, all while keeping data loss to a minimum. This helps to eliminate expenses caused by prolonged downtime.

Ensure Your Business is Sustainable Long-Term

Would your business be able to survive without access to its data? We doubt it. Imagine for a moment that you lose access to all of your data, including that of customers, operations, and any intellectual property your business leverages. You’ll lose your competitive edge and ability to make effective data-informed decisions, engage with clients, and acquire new customers. Effective security measures and data backup practices—including storing them off-site and in the cloud—are not just good practices for the future of your business; they are critical ones.

Outsourcing your data backup and disaster recovery practices can go a long way toward keeping your business sustainable well into the future. To learn more about how Preferred can contribute to your business’ long-term success, be sure to contact us at 708-781-7110.

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