Surviving a Crash
June 17th, 2015 Matt McCue

One of the constants of the universe is that technology will eventually fail, but the ability to bounce back from any system failure or data loss is what separates the smart business manager from the amateurs.

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One of the constants of the universe is that technology will eventually fail. There may be one or several reasons that a machine or system may fail, but typically the source of the failure or crash may be attributed to either old age, human error, Mother Nature, or a hack.

When your system or machine dies unexpectedly, you want to ensure that its recovery is as quickly and seamlessly as possible. This means that when a crash occurs, its effect is limited and the disruption to your service or employee’s productivity isn’t noticed.

In order to ensure that the crash has limited effect to your business, a number of processes and checks must be initiated to protect your workflow.

Regardless of your business model or industry, your company can be impacted greatly by a crash or data loss. Client information, key files, proprietary processes and company secrets can be lost or damaged due to a server failure.

Any downtime or data loss could end up costing your company in lost revenue, damaged reputation, and days of inactivity.

When your downtime is measured in days or weeks without service, your business can be seriously crippled with a long road to recovery. Clients may lose trust in your company and seek the competition when their service is disrupted or they can’t get in contact with employees within your organization.

The revenue from any lost client can be calculated by the amount of purchases that the client would have made, bad publicity (negative reviews, word-of-mouth), lost opportunity for referrals from their business associates or friends, resulting in an increase of business for your competition.

Protecting organizations like yours from crashes and system failure is one of the main tasks that Tridacom’s team of IT Consultants perform on a regular basis. A Network Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan can keep you business up and running when any number of disasters strike.

Our team will devise a plan based on the system and IT investment your company has, which will include redundancies and backups that will protect against data or service loss.

With a Disaster Recovery and Network Continuity Plan in place, the downtime can be measured in seconds or minutes rather than hours, days, or weeks. This keeps your business working with a seamless recovery from a crash or system failure, and your employees can continue to work without a disrupted service.

Your clients likely won’t notice any interruption to their service, and your business won’t be affected by any backlash due to the crash.

A Disaster Recovery and Network Continuity Plan is something that every business should have. It could be the safety net that keeps your business operational when other businesses go down. A Disaster Recovery Plan is an investment in your business’ future, and although it’s difficult to measure the ROI of the plan, calculating the loss of revenue or damage to your company’s reputation is something any business manager wants to avoid.

The ability to bounce back from any system failure or data loss is what separates the smart business manager from the amateurs. Having the foresight to plan for a disaster or crash is what can keep your company afloat when others sink. A Plan for the worst-case scenario will give you and your employees a clear course of action that must be initiated as soon as possible, ensuring a seamless recovery for your business.

Tridacom’s team of IT Consultants are available to discuss your business, and devise a plan for Disaster Recovery and Network Continuity. Call us today at 1-877-489-0123 for more information on how we help your business survive a crash.

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