As a business owner, you need to protect your assets. This includes the important data that you rely on for your day to day operations. Without strategically planning out your actions should a disaster occur, you’re left in a vulnerable position, one that could result in catastrophic consequences. In this blog, we are going to highlight 5 reasons why you should be investing in backup and disaster recovery solutions.
Why your business needs backup and disaster recovery solutions
Disaster is inevitable. The amount of people trying to get through our security measures to access our data, the natural disasters that occur around us, and even the human error that everyone is prone to, all pose as risks to our business operations. For this reason, working with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) to sure up your strategies for dealing with these disasters is a need for any business owner. Over 90% of businesses fail when experiencing prolonged data loss. This is usually due to the fact that they haven’t taken the steps necessary to to ensure their data can be recovered, and recovered in a timely manner. The benefits of having backup and disaster recovery solutions at your disposal speak for themselves. Let’s highlight just a few of these benefits.
1. Free yourself from the stress of manual backups
Owning a business means you need to be focused on running that business. If you are having to spend extra time manually backing up all of your important data, that’s time spent away from ensuring the day to day operations of your business are running smoothly. It’s likely that you’d rather have your time freed up for strategic planning and projects that will help scale your business. By having a trusted MSP as your partner in IT needs, you will have the opportunity to pass off this work to an expert team. Having the ability to have a more hands off role in this realm will give you the extra time you need to focus on what’s most important.
2. Predictable and scalable costs
When you choose an MSP to help you with your IT infrastructure, you get access to a predictable budget. This will allow you to plan for the future, keeping a budget friendly strategy in mind. The right MSP will work with you to plan out your goals for your business technology, making sure to take into consideration your budget limitations. As a business owner, you know that being able to predict where your money is going at all times is an invaluable component business strategy. This is no different than with backup and disaster recovery services. Having a reliable way to plan ahead for the unforeseen disaster, while also planning with your budget in mind, will put you on a successful path of scalability.
3. Restoring your data efficiently
When you experience a loss of data, you need that data back quickly. If not, you risk losing business and, as a worst case scenario, having to shut down business entirely. Backup and disaster recovery allows you to restore your most important business data efficiently. Using these services means you have a guaranteed way of restoring your lost information. It also means that you will be able to get back up to speed without making sacrifices to the normal flow of your business operations.
4. Minimize downtime significantly
If you do experience a major setback, one that you lose important data and are forced to shutdown operations for a period of time, there’s no replacing the service that backup and disaster recovery solutions can provide. Every business is at some point going to experience a situation where downtime occurs. The advantage you will have over your competitor is an opportunity to lessen the blow significantly. Strategizing with your MSP, through the use of relevant data, you can develop a plan to get your business back on track quickly, minimizing the downtime. You know that downtime is a huge detriment to your business. Having a way to circumvent the damage is imperative.
5. Rely on the experts
Having an MSP on your side means you have a team of experts helping you with all of your IT needs. Knowing that you have this ally helping you with your most sensitive information takes an enormous weight off of your shoulders. Why waste the energy and resources to maintain your infrastructure yourself when you can pass the burden to a team that knows the ins and outs of the process. Leveraging your MSP’s expertise means you take advantage of the latest technology that will help you protect your business, while also scaling it at the same time.
Get a free assessment and IT roadmap today
At Valeo Networks we understand the need for business owners to maintain a certain level of productivity at all times, even through the disasters. For this reason, we aim to take all of our customers’ needs into account when drawing up their customized IT roadmaps, specific to their budget and requirements. We offer services that cover a whole range of managed IT services and optimization that will allow you to scale your business in the way that suits your desires. Reach out to our team today to get your free assessment and IT roadmap.