Data Preservation: Mapping out a Reliable, Secure, and Effective Backup, Recovery & Archival (BURA) Plan for Small Business
In the online-all-the-time world, business literally runs on data. Data – or more specifically information culled from volumes of stored files – is the resource that drives business innovation, expansion, and profits. Absent this information, business can and sometimes does come to an abrupt halt.
Yet in today’s more virtual business environment where as many as 90% of all employees work remotely or in a branch office, files are in continual motion, passing between internal staff members and external partners, and through multiple client and server systems. With all this free flowing information, a major data loss is a real risk. Consider the fact that even with no precipitating external event, between 2% and 4% of all hard drives will fail. In some environmental conditions, the failure rate approaches 13%. Factor in human error, natural disasters, and other incidents and the potential for a disruptive failure is even greater.