For many companies, the Y2K situation and events of 9/11 brought into sharp focus the importance of disaster recovery planning. But many companies still don't allocate the necessary time and effort to this critical business step.
No one likes to think about disasters (it always happens to someone else, right?), and planning is perhaps not a line item you've had to include in your budget in the past. But if the unthinkable were to happen, the cost of not having a plan could bring your company to its knees.
Don't let your backbone slip
Computer technology provides the backbone for many critical business decisions, and when these systems fail, it is crucial to have them back online as swiftly as possible. Lost information can create time-intensive glitches at the least, and crippling chaos at its most severe. For this reason, every company, every IT manager, must assume that a computer disaster will occur.
Having a good disaster recovery system in place will not prevent a failure, but in the event of one, it will minimize your downtime significantly - and could even protect you from lawsuits. If your staff is aware of documented procedures and guidelines, recovering from a system failure may take minutes rather than days or weeks and save your company thousands of dollars.
Industry experts estimate that over $3.5 billion annually is wasted when companies with inadequate disaster recovery plans are forced to deal with system failures. Don't let your company be part of this statistic.
Let Kiesling Associates LLP assist you in preparing your company's computer disaster recovery plan.