Changing times call for new measures of disaster recovery, according to ITWeb. While many businesses can implement a strategy for potential IT disasters, the circumstances that can cause a crisis have evolved, requiring a new look at business continuity.
According to the news source, being ready for a localized emergency is no longer enough. Cloud storage, global supply chains, and other international dependencies require businesses to not only be prepared for an earthquake or hurricane in their own backyard, but potentially in another part of the country or on the other side of the globe as well.
“The most interesting development is that globalization has happened so completely in recent years that total interdependencies between companies and countries means we must be very wary of how we rely on others,” said Brian Henry of the International Business Continuity Institute.
Today, being prepared for data loss means protecting data stored not only on-site, but in the cloud as well. The first part of this is simply knowing where the cloud’s physical servers are located. If the company employs servers along the southern East Coast, it should ensure that its cloud service provider is prepared for a hurricane.
With a renewed focus on preparedness, businesses should invest in the right tools for protection as well. Improved data backup software can help a business better manage its digital property and keep it safe, while integrating with cloud and server backup solutions easily. Through proper storage and protection, any business can easily adapt to the global changes of the IT landscape and be prepared for any eventuality, local or otherwise. Ultimately, businesses need to be more aware of where their data is truly located and the elements, natural or man-made, that can affect them.