DR is nothing without BC, and vice versa

DR is nothing without BC, and vice versa

November 3

While a business may have implemented the best data backup software possible, integrating it into every aspect of the company and ensuring that every piece of information is backed up and recoverable when needed, this means nothing without a complete business continuity strategy. According to The Next Web, disaster recovery software is essential to surviving a crisis, but so is planning for the human side of the event.

Disasters can be unexpected, intensely stressful events. What happens with employees, supply chains, consumers, and other individuals essential to workflow is uncontrollable and unpredictable. As such, a business needs to be ready for anything, which is where complex business continuity strategizing comes into play. With a complete plan to deal with various possibilities, such as injured employees, collapsed offices, damaged IT infrastructure, and other issues, a company will be better prepared to bounce back and return to business quickly.

However, on the other side of the business continuity/disaster recovery coin, having a complete strategy for dealing with the unexpected is useless if the systems needed to get work done aren’t adequately protected. The lesson here is that a business needs to invest the time and resources into both, or risk everything.

Disaster recovery software comes in various shapes and sizes, from cloud-based online backup solutions to disk-based options. These systems provide various benefits, from cost efficiency to faster recovery speeds, but which solution works best for the business depends on the normal workflow of the company, what will cause the least amount of interruption, and what will help employees and the overall business operate more efficiently on a daily basis.