As worldwide economic and safety trends, in addition to the increasing frequency of natural disasters, push more businesses toward disaster recovery software and solutions, it is important for those companies to understand what backup and recovery plans can do for them. When it comes to choosing a recovery solution, a business needs to match operational needs to ensure that its backup schedule, storage space, and related strategies meet the schedules and needs of every employee, from the IT department to sales. According to CSO, a business may want to examine the four most popular trends in disaster recovery in order to accomplish this.
The cloud provides flexible storage space and payment plans and is located off-site, ensuring improved security from natural disasters. With the cloud, a business can access its data from anywhere, allowing employees to work remotely following a disaster as well, which can help the business continue operations should fire or flooding destroy the office.
With a virtual environment, a business can speed up recovery times by easily storing machine images, rather than worrying about repairing individual computers. This not only reduces the time it takes to set infrastructure back up, but gets employees working with their customized settings and personalized machines, rather than wasting time and cutting productivity by changing options on their computers.
As mobility trends increase, it is important for a company to remember to back up employees’ mobile devices as well. When disaster strikes, it will likely be mobility that helps a business quickly get back to work.
One of the newest trends to hit the workplace, social media can be used for customer service, marketing, communications, and more. As such, it is vital to remember to back up this data, for both compliance and operational needs.