(937) 296-5000

Interlink Advantage Blog

Disaster Recovery and Why it Matters to Dayton Businesses

When you mention the term 'disaster recovery,' most people think about the big ground-shattering events like earthquakes, fires, floods, tropical storms, etc. While these natural events are certainly disasters and devastating in their own right, smaller things can constitute as a disaster for your business, and they aren't seasonal.

Let's look at the definition of disaster.

dis·as·ter

A calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.

To Interlink Advantage, a disaster is anything that involves a major loss of data or major downtime. When one of our clients experience a server malfunction that leaves most employees sitting idle unable to work, that is a disaster.

The Cost of a Disaster

Downtime is a very terrible expense to not try to avoid. Try this simple formula for yourself:

Number of Employees Affected by an IT Outage X Average Employee Hourly Cost (NOT WAGES)
+ Average Company Hourly Income X Percentage of Income Lost Due to the IT Outage

This simple formula will tell you about how expensive every hour of downtime is for your company. The hardest value in the formula is understanding the percentage of income lost. Not all companies might have a figure, but you will want to consider it as you do the math. This doesn't include the cost of repair, consultation, parts, or any of the remediation required to get things back up and running.

Disaster's Harbinger

Disaster can strike from any direction. Hard drives can go, data can be corrupted, hardware can fail, and networks can go down, and systems can become infected with viruses and malware. User error can cause disaster, as well as theft and other malevolent activity. While companies should take precautions to safeguard themselves against threats both external and internal, and managed maintenance can prevent a lot of foreboding issues, having a solid disaster recovery plan can mean faster turnaround when there is devastating downtime.

Employing a disaster recovery plan starts with the data - your most important IT asset. Computers can be replaced, hardware can be repurchased and software can be reinstalled. Your data is the culmination of countless hours of work by all of your employees ever. It's no wonder why most businesses that suffer a major data loss go out of business within the first year. You can lose your credibility, and things go into disarray. Data needs to be backed up.

Your backed up data should be archived regularly offsite. Most importantly, your backup solution needs to be easy to test, and tested regularly. You don't want to find out your backups are corrupted when it is too late.

The time to put together your company's disaster recovery solution is now. Contact Interlink Advantage at (937) 296-5000 to talk about solutions for safeguarding your data and your business in the event of a disaster, large or small.

What is your Identity Worth to You?
 

Comments 5

Ryder Frith Milla Minchin on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 13:46

Wonderful post and you share excellent content in this post i am happy to comment on this Online Fashion.

Wonderful post and you share excellent content in this post i am happy to comment on this [url=http://www.urlopener.com]Online Fashion[/url].
Jones Jones on Thursday, 09 November 2017 10:18

It has posted many articles on disaster recovery and their matters to area served business. Then we will get more updates and valuable sources on essay writing service blog. So everyone happy to chose our interesting facts and essays.

It has posted many articles on disaster recovery and their matters to area served business. Then we will get more updates and valuable sources on [url=https://www.surfessay.com/]essay writing service[/url] blog. So everyone happy to chose our interesting facts and essays.
Garrick man on Thursday, 30 November 2017 15:35
[url=http://www.hstecsol.com/seo.html]http://www.hstecsol.com/seo.html[/url]
matiyari matli on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:45

There is so much in this article that I would never have thought of on my own. Your content gives readers things to think about in an interesting way.Darjeeling Tea Benefits

There is so much in this article that I would never have thought of on my own. Your content gives readers things to think about in an interesting way.[url=https://www.naturalfoodseries.com/11-health-benefits-darjeeling-tea]Darjeeling Tea Benefits[/url]
Leola NSchuler on Thursday, 02 August 2018 10:36
What [url=https://www.uk.com/]a review[/url] https://www.uk.com/how-do-you-do.html
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Tuesday, November 20 2018

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code

Tag Cloud

Best Practices Small Business Privacy Security Saving Money Hardware Email Passwords Backup Gadgets Technology Advertising Computer Care Flexibility Telephony Audit Tip of the Week Business Management Data Management History Alert Efficiency End of Support Samsung Malware Windows 10 Microsoft Office Internet Office tips Hiring/Firing App Virtualization Analytics Computer Accessories Managed IT Services Webinar Automobile Avoiding Downtime Google Drive Users Outsourced IT Current Events Politics Managed IT Services Thank You Google Smartphone Big Data Managed Service Provider Scalability Workplace Tips The Internet of Things Health Communication Productivity Computer Employer-Employee Relationship Managing Stress Social Media Information Technology Remote Computing Vulnerability Risk Management Reputation Artificial Intelligence Benefits Automation USB Miscellaneous Browser Mobile Devices IT solutions BDR Business Cloud Save Time Cost Management Cybercrime Experience Data Backup Congratulations Touchscreen Education Smartphones Books Unsupported Software Update Antivirus Computer Fan Innovation HaaS Office Mobile Computing Facebook Training Password iOS Wi-Fi Quick Tips Network Security Hacking SaaS Virtual Reality Search Cybersecurity IT Support Windows 10s Identity Theft Hackers Hosted Solutions Hacker Taxes Office 365 Phone System Save Money Wireless Phishing Application Server Business Continuity Electronic Medical Records Cloud Computing Humor Holiday Compliance Microsoft Internet Exlporer Company Culture Legal VoIP Relocation Router Transportation Communications Encryption Money Vendor Management Upgrade Solid State Drive Worker Commute Government Apps Keyboard Supercomputer Recovery Music Scam IT Services Emails Battery Operating Sysytem Disaster Recovery Safety Television Social User Tips Regulation WIndows Windows 10 Cleaning Ransomware Telephone Systems iPhone Mobility Smart Technology Personal Information Consultant Instant Messaging Software Android Video Games Hard Disk Drive Work/Life Balance Law Enforcement Text Messaging Shortcut IT Budget Black Market Private Cloud Employer Employee Relationship Business Computing Marketing Point of Sale Productivity PDF Emergency Mobile Device How To Entertainment Data Operating System

Blog Archive

January
February
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December