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Why disaster recovery planning is a top priority in business today

Why disaster recovery planning is a top priority in business today

When it comes to security fortification, even the best laid plans of smart, forward-thinking businesses can go awry. You can do everything right – strengthening your IT infrastructure, comprehensively training your users, staying vigilant around the clock – and disaster scenarios can still happen. The truth is, there’s no sense in trying to prevent every single IT incident, since these days, that’s simply not realistic. The best you can do is plan for them with a battle-tested strategy for disaster recovery.

According to Enterprise Storage Forum, this is one of the top trends in IT right now. Companies everywhere are making a concerted effort to plan for the aftermath of ransomware attacks and other cyber incidents. Chip Gibbons, chief information security officer at Thrive, told the publication that many IT leaders have historically held an “it won’t happen to me” mindset about cybercrime, and they’ve procrastinated about planning for an attack. But as threats continue to mount, and the importance of business continuity becomes so painfully clear, that’s no longer an option.

“When important systems become unavailable due to infrastructure failure, human error, or a security breach, it can lead to unaffordable business interruption,” Gibbons said. “The best way to ensure an organization is prepared is to have business continuity and disaster recovery plans on hand.”

It’s not uncommon for businesses to struggle when it comes to contingency planning. Consider this: According to that same Enterprise Storage Forum report, 51% of businesses described themselves as “caught off guard” when COVID-19 first hit in 2020; they did not have a business continuity plan in place to adjust to pandemic restrictions, and their business continuity took a hit accordingly.

In 2022, as cybercrime rapidly increases, it’s important for companies not to make that same mistake. The objective now should be to draw up a disaster recovery plan that’s truly comprehensive – it should include how to restore platforms, data, and applications after a cyber incident, with the goal of getting systems back up and running quickly to minimize downtime and stop business disruption.

At Zones, we have a solution designed to help our clients do exactly that. With Zones Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), you have a comprehensive package of IT services that will help you plan for any and all disaster recovery scenarios. Our offerings include Consulting & Assessment Services to size up your environment, DR Implementation Services to design your DR plan, Hosting Services to host your DR in the cloud, and DR Managed Services to optimize your DR environment. The disaster recovery services you’ll get from Zones are comprehensive, and they will benefit your business immeasurably.

You don’t need to tell us twice that Security Fortification is a top priority in business – for us, it’s already been a core focus of ours for years. We’re committed to helping all of our clients stay secure, day in and day out, and we understand that right now that’s more important than ever. When you work with us, we’ll help you safeguard your users, your applications, your devices, and your data – and we help you prepare for disaster scenarios as well. For complete coverage that will ensure nonstop business continuity, you can count on Zones.

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