5 Reasons Your Small/Midsize Business Needs A BDR Plan

You Can't Afford to Lose Your Data

That's why your business needs a BDR plan. BDR stands for "backup and disaster recovery" and according to a study performed by Spiceworks, many small to medium businesses don’t have any cloud-based BDR solutions or plans in place. This is usually because the true value of BDR is unclear. Fortunately, cloud-based BDR solutions are affordable, manageable, reliable, secure and are scalable as your business grows.

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Data is the lifeblood of business

Now let’s go over some of the top benefits so that you have better understanding of why BDR solutions are so critical to the vitality of your small to midsize business.

  1. Devices and hardware fail. Period. No matter how much you spend on your infrastructure, no solution is perfect. Even if a system guarantees 99.9{91176bd4fd9589997233ccd6c0d98c1f9718a9998f7592fa38d024af1f84a02a} uptime it will fail or falter at some point. With that being the case, it’s critical that your business invests in a robust plan for BDR that factors in all of these risks.
  2. Keeping your client data safe. If you are storing any confidential client or customer data you can’t afford to lose it or let it fall into the wrong hands. A well planned BDR strategy helps ensure that this data is stored and controlled properly. With a reliable BDR plan in place you don’t have to worry about damaging your brand’s trust or reputation in the case that an incident arises.
  3. Reducing the impact of cyber attacks. In our previous post about internet security we discussed how cyber criminals are evolving their methods every year while simultaneously increasing attacks and targeting businesses they believe to be vulnerable. In most cases, this means small and midsize businesses. An effective BDR plan can lessen the impact of an attack and can help your business prevent the loss of valuable data for both you and your clients.
  4. Protecting your SMB against effects of natural disasters. There are a lot of circumstances beyond our control that can cause downtime within your business. It could be a flood, fire, earthquake, hurricane, blizzard, or other extreme natural disaster. According to the National Archives and Records Administration, over 90{91176bd4fd9589997233ccd6c0d98c1f9718a9998f7592fa38d024af1f84a02a} of companies that experience at least seven days of data center downtime go out of business within a year. Think about that one. While nothing can prevent a natural disaster, a BDR will protect your data and help ensure that your business isn’t compromised by downtime.
  5. People make mistakes. It’s in our nature, and even though cyber threats and natural disasters are most often cited as the culprit, the simple reality is that human error can be just as responsible for the largest data losses. Mistakes are made and just one poor decision can compromise data. That’s why it’s so important for your business to not only to train employees properly but also invest in BDR plans and backup solutions.

It’s in the best interest of your business to protect itself from risk because the unfortunate reality is that the odds of facing one of these issues at some point is very likely. It isn’t possible to prevent every cyber attack, device malfunction, natural disaster or the inevitable human error but you can protect your business from the costly loss of data simply by investing in a plan that help your business with disaster recovery and data backup. Plain and simple, it’s reckless to put it off any longer. Call today and ask how we can help you build a plan that fits your business and helps keep you safe.


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