XFER has been serving Michigan since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

The Right Data Recovery Strategy Is Important to Protect Your Business

The Right Data Recovery Strategy Is Important to Protect Your Business

Data recovery is a major consideration that every organization that depends on data has to plan for as a part of their business continuity strategy. Since there are so many ways that businesses can lose data, there needs to be a plan to recover data for any possible reason. Today, we will take a different look at operational data loss and talk about how your organization should consider strategizing data recovery.

Data Value in Business
The first thing that you need to know is that losing data is a very big deal. In fact, there is an entire field of study created to deal with this very issue. Called infonomics, this can put a dollar value on an organization’s data. While some organizations continuously deny that data has a tangible value, it is becoming more evident than ever that those organizations (typically insurance and accounting) have a vested interest in data’s value remaining intangible. Every other business can be sure that their data has monetary value.

With the acknowledgement that the analysis of organizational data can help businesses run a more efficient and profitable business, any standard enacted to properly evaluate this asset would be made to promote a strategy of organization-wide data security. If you need to justify spending capital on a data protection and redundancy strategy, you should be able to ascertain what the actual value your data has to your organization. A few ways you can value data include:

  • How much capital would it cost to replace lost data?
  • How much revenue is dependent on that data?
  • How much money could you make by selling or renting the data you have?
  • How much capital will you have to spend to protect this data?

However, you look at your organization’s data, it is an asset, and as those assets are compromised on your network, or removed from your network, you need to have a solution in place to get that data back.

Data Backup
The first step in any data recovery strategy is data backup. At XFER, we believe that the best data backup strategy is to promote redundancy. In order to do so we promote a strategy that backs up data locally AND offsite. This presents options to make data recovery more efficient.

Our BDR service initially backs up your entire network. Since backing up an entire network will take a long time, and any downtime is extraordinarily costly, setting up a backup solution that protects the data you need without taking down the network at all, is important. Our BDR keeps data redundant on multiple hard drives and provides an organization with the much-desired data security it is looking for from a comprehensive solution.

Disaster Recovery
The first thing that has to be said is that the best data recovery strategy is one that never has to be used. However, data loss disasters can (and do) happen, leaving your business to pick up the pieces. The best way to do this is to have a dedicated disaster recovery platform in place that takes two crucial factors into account:

  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO) - The interval of time that might pass during a disruption before the amount of data lost exceeds the maximum threshold that your business can weather.
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO) - The duration of time within which data or business process must be restored after a disruption before it can be considered a complete break in continuity.

By thoroughly managing your disaster recovery program, your organization is sure to be able to get its data back--and its business’ processes up and running--to ensure that your business is able to sustain operational integrity. For more information about how to get a data backup and disaster recovery working for your business, call XFER today at 734-927-6666 / 800-Get-XFER.

IT Support Scams are Everywhere. Here’s What You S...
Know Your Tech: Breadcrumbs


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Friday, October 19 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Technology Tip of the Week Privacy Microsoft Internet Cloud Saving Money Best Practices Backup Software Workplace Tips Managed Service Provider Business Computing Hackers Data Small Business Hardware Hosted Solutions Google Mobile Devices Productivity Mobile Office VoIP Email Gadgets Malware Quick Tips Network Security Network IT Support Efficiency Innovation Social Media IT Services Business Management Smartphones Miscellaneous Business Continuity Server Upgrade Business Virtualization Communication Windows Disaster Recovery Computer Managed IT Services Communications Microsoft Office Data Backup User Tips Users Mobile Device Management Passwords Browser Android Save Money Smartphone Marketing Holiday WiFi Ransomware Alert Data Recovery Outsourced IT Mobile Computing Tech Term Vendor Management Operating System Cybercrime Remote Monitoring Internet of Things Windows 10 Information Technology Cloud Computing Computers Avoiding Downtime Bring Your Own Device Apple BDR BYOD Going Green Telephone Systems Current Events History Best Practice VPN Chrome Automation Big Data Remote Computing Firewall IT Solutions The Internet of Things Router Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity Health Application Collaboration Spam Hacking Phone System Social Engineering Printer Wireless Technology Facebook Employer-Employee Relationship Trending IT Consultant Budget Money Proactive IT Excel Bandwidth App Lithium-ion Battery Office Managed IT Services Two-factor Authentication Mobility Fax Server How To Unified Threat Management Maintenance Recovery Windows 8 Applications Windows 10 Business Intelligence iPhone Mouse Networking Content Filtering Business Managament Apps Data Protection Virus Private Cloud Value Redundancy Sports PowerPoint Law Enforcement Office 365 Data Security Productivity Phishing Antivirus Customer Relationship Management Training Website Hard Drives User Error Analytics Managed IT Gmail Humor Outlook Tutorials Digital Payment Social Networking Computer Repair Blockchain Data Management Connectivity Tablet Word Search Network Congestion Twitter Document Management Encryption Identity Theft Streaming Media Risk Management Tech Support Save Time Scam Saving Time Office Tips IT Management Inbound Marketing Google Drive Compliance IT Support Vulnerability Flexibility Downtime Information Entertainment File Sharing Memory Analysis Administration Retail Conferencing Mobile Device Settings Human Resources Managed Service YouTube Paperless Office People Government Video Surveillance Webinar Biometrics Samsung Meetings Update Workers IT service Hacker Online Currency DDoS Comparison Recycling Piracy Windows 7 Solid State Drive Data loss Point of Sale IBM Virtual Assistant Leadership Black Market Administrator Education Spam Blocking Statistics Telephone System Computer Accessories Cleaning Password Robot Wireless Physical Security USB Public Cloud Credit Cards Skype Programming Access Control SaaS Smart Tech Augmented Reality Intranet Servers Running Cable Social Fraud OneNote Data storage CES Wearable Technology IT Plan Machine Learning Touchscreen Internet Exlporer Data Storage eWaste PDF Instant Messaging Best Available Content Management Keyboard HaaS Unsupported Software End of Support Environment Safety Wi-Fi Infrastructure Work/Life Balance Data Breach Bluetooth Practices Netflix Sync Cables Cameras Windows Server 2008 Amazon Web Services Addiction Root Cause Analysis Virtual Private Network Reputation Licensing Accountants Business Technology Software Tips Internet exploMicrosoft Remote Work Virtual Reality Computer Fan Wiring Password Manager WIndows 7 Supercomputer Enterprise Content Management Help Desk Hosted Computing Proactive NarrowBand Telephony Unified Communications Printer Server Shortcut Students Webcam Uninterrupted Power Supply Online Shopping Worker Commute Cache Project Management Customers Google Docs Staff User Advertising Bloatware Devices FENG GDPR Botnet Business Mangement Managing Stress Knowledge Domains Password Management IT Security Patch Management Science Inventory Remote Monitoring and Maintenance PC Care Chromecast Start Menu Theft Healthcare Print Server Distributed Denial of Service Data Warehousing Files Specifications IoT Emails Remote Support 3D Regulations Evernote Wireless Internet Screen Mirroring Warranty nternet Scheduling Crowdfunding Voice over Internet Protocol Digital Signature 360 Notifications HBO Electronic Medical Records Entrepreneur Thought Leadership E-Commerce Travel Criminal NIST eBay Tablets Windows 10s Line of Business Company Culture Alerts Laptop Mobile Cortana Macro Business Owner Electronic Health Records Law Firm IT Colocation Millennials Shadow IT Wireless Charging Co-managed IT Windows Media Player Charger Virtual Desktop Wire Cast SharePoint Multi-Factor Security Strategy Hiring/Firing Frequently Asked Questions Hybrid Cloud Hiring/Firing Cost Management Content Filter Camera LinkedIn HIPAA Cryptocurrency Text Messaging Computing Infrastructure Workforce Upgrades Analyitcs Authentication MSP Net Neutrality Work Station Touchpad Professional Services Google Apps Gaming Console IaaS Hosted Solution Insurance Windows 8.1 Update Flash Legal Fiber-Optic Computer Care Customer Service Smart Office Relocation Lifestyle Tip of the week Amazon Storage Monitor Software as a Service Consultant Safe Mode Display Telecommuting Nanotechnology Audit Remote Worker Tools HVAC Debate Books Loyalty Experience Two Factor Authentication Battery Content Emergency Video Games Worker Thank You Music Audiobook Scalability Assessment Rootkit Congratulations Politics Transportation How to Television Troubleshooting Webinar Regulation Techology Benefits Automobile Public Computer IT solutions Employer Employee Relationship CrashOverride Printers Smart Technology

Sign up for our Newsletter!

  • Company Name *
  • First Name *
  • Last Name *
      • Company Name *
      • Number of Participants *
      • First Name *
      • Last Name *
      • Phone *
      • Yes, subscribe me to: