Contact us today!
(800) 588-4430

Telesys Voice and Data Blog

Telesys Voice and Data has been serving the Richland Hills area since 1994, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Disaster Recovery and Why it Matters to Texas Businesses

b2ap3_thumbnail_disaster-recovery.jpgWhen 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 Telesys Voice and Data, 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 Telesys Voice and Data at (800) 588-4430 to talk about solutions for safeguarding your data and your business in the event of a disaster, large or small.

Comments

 
No comments yet
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!

Free Consultation
 

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Cloud Best Practices Business Computing Hackers Malware Privacy Email Business Productivity Hosted Solutions Microsoft Software Internet Network Security IT Services Windows 10 Managed Service Provider Backup Computer Ransomware Innovation Mobile Devices Android Smartphone Productivity Social Media Managed IT services Outsourced IT Data Backup Hardware User Tips Google Business Continuity Efficiency Browser Communication IT Support Workplace Tips Disaster Recovery Data Recovery Data Business Management Upgrade Data Management Small Business App Smartphones Cloud Computing Microsoft Office Managed IT Services Internet of Things Office Remote Monitoring Holiday Network IT Support Windows Facebook Phishing Miscellaneous WiFi Server Office 365 Artificial Intelligence Gmail Big Data Password Save Money Paperless Office Encryption Tech Term Spam Passwords Unified Threat Management Bandwidth Firewall Robot Apps VoIP Hosted Solution Recovery communications Customer Relationship Management Employer-Employee Relationship Risk Management Apple Avoiding Downtime Word Hacker Mobile Device Management Customer Service How To Government Content Filtering Money Saving Money Remote Computing Work/Life Balance Infrastructure Wi-Fi Office Tips Collaboration Compliance Document Management Chrome Tip of the week Vendor Management Analytics Cybersecurity Health The Internet of Things Alert Data Security Applications Computers Printing Hacking Data storage Mobile Computing Computing Tech Support IT Management Education Virtual Reality Operating System Mobile Device Cybercrime Antivirus SaaS Project Management BYOD Presentation Business Growth Managed IT Business Technology Data loss BDR Social Website Downtime Outlook Windows 10 Telephone Systems File Sharing Two-factor Authentication Vulnerability Settings Automation Physical Security Business Owner Going Green VPN Taxes Net Neutrality Augmented Reality Help Desk Botnet Marketing Smart Technology Virtual Private Network Assessment IBM Running Cable Samsung HIPAA Software as a Service Server Management Licensing Router Meetings Digital Payment Competition Storage Mobile Security Bring Your Own Device Search Sports Maintenance Computer Care IT service Information Technology Cortana Humor Virtualization Training Administration Analyitcs Safety Tablet IT solutions Automobile Upgrades Budget Wireless Technology Wireless End of Support Specifications Mouse Healthcare Legal YouTube Unified Communications User Patch Management Twitter Scam LiFi Politics Proactive Monitors Retail Regulations Travel Identity Theft Google Drive Best Practice Websites Lithium-ion battery Remote Monitoring and Management Social Networking Voice over Internet Protocol DFW IT Service Laptop Hard Disk Drive Hard Drives Motion Sickness Supercomputer Enterprise Resource Planning Google Docs Virtual Desktop Firefox Wearable Technology business network infrastructure Servers WPA3 Writing Personal Information Motherboard Manufacturing Halloween Refrigeration IT Consultant IT Budget Mobile PowerPoint Internet Exlporer Techology data services Deep Learning Fun Machine Learning Fleet Tracking Social Engineering Computer Repair Consumers Distributed Denial of Service Mail Merge Scary Stories Consultation Cleaning Notifications Company Culture Disaster Resistance IT Technicians Technology Tips Statistics Software Tips Relocation Asset Tracking Electronic Medical Records Modem Google Wallet Managed IT Service Address Undo Webcam User Error IP Address Crowdsourcing eWaste Vulnerabilities Dark Data Hotspot Proactive IT Mirgation Alt Codes IT Sevices Comparison Bluetooth Private Cloud Remote Workers Cookies Drones Break Fix Redundancy Corporate Profile Point of Sale Printer Quick Tips Mobile Office Environment Geography Language IT Consulting Migration Typing Employees Black Friday History Error Information Nanotechnology Dark Web Buisness WannaCry Access Control Time Management Troubleshooting Cables Computing Infrastructure Data Breach Chatbots Cryptocurrency Zero-Day Threat Cyber Monday Knowledge Cabling Electronic Health Records Web Server Staffing Update IoT Data Warehousing SharePoint Network Management Wires Phone System Alerts Technology Laws 3D Printing Identity Bitcoin Backup and Disaster Recovery flu season Experience Administrator Cyberattacks Cameras GPS Chromebook Utility Computing Microsoft Excel Lenovo VoIP Downloads Touchscreen Google Maps Law Enforcement Managed Service Network Congestion Cooperation Unified Threat Management Unsupported Software Windows 8 Procurement Fort Worth Shortcut Disaster Bookmarks Domains CCTV Tracking Emoji Blockchain Superfish Digital Multi-Factor Security 5G Entrepreneur Gadget MSP Display Staff business communications systems Mobile Data Hacks Remote Worker flu shot Uninterrupted Power Supply Application Favorites Public Speaking Cost Management Permissions Users Spyware Google Calendar iPhone Flexibility Internet Protocol Current Events Virtual Assistant Fort Worth IT Solid State Drive Conferencing G Suite Processors Management Fraud Networking How To Legislation Heating/Cooling Operations VoIP streamlines

Top Blog

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 Telesys Voice and Data, a disaster is anything that involves a major loss of data or major downt...
QR-Code