Unfortunately, disasters are surging. The number of natural disasters, like hurricanes, has increased by a factor of five over 50 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization. Man-made disasters, like cyberattacks, have increased by 125%, according to Accenture. With catastrophic events of all kinds increasing at alarming rates, data backup and recovery services are crucial to prevent business interruption.

From weather-related events, like fires from lightning strikes, to insidious cyberattacks, companies that take the time to prepare a business continuity strategy are far better positioned to manage the fallout of a disaster.

Small to medium-sized businesses might look to managed service providers to take care of backups, hardware and software fixes, and network management during ordinary times. But these aren’t ordinary times. When you’re watching the news as a hurricane is forming in the Atlantic, wouldn’t it be nice to have peace of mind knowing you’re prepared for the unexpected.

Unfortunately, the unexpected is happening more and more, warranting the need for your business continuity plan in Knoxville.

What You Risk Without a Data Backup and Recovery Plan in Place

No less than 60% of SMBs have to close their doors after a cyberattack, according to Inc., in part because they didn’t have the proper business continuity plan in place. A disaster of any type can cause:

  • Downtime
  • Brand damage
  • Expensive fines and penalties
  • Loss of clients due to a hurt reputation
  • Business closure

The 5 Benefits of a Plan

A business disruption is far less stressful when there’s data backup and recovery and a plan in place to re-establish operations. Here are the top six ways a business continuity blueprint protects your business before, during and after an unexpected event and keeps it running smoothly:

  1. Operations are restarted promptly after a disruption: A proactive plan in place ensures minimal impact and re-establishes workflow
  2. A business continuity plan shortens the length of the disruption: A plan in place means your processes will function properly, sooner
  3. Your reputation stays intact when you can weather a disruption: Your brand remains competitive
  4. You’ll dodge costly fees and penalties while optimizing compliance: Our compliance services keep you up to date and fine-free
  5. Reduce risks to your employees and clients: Your clients and employees know their data is safeguarded

What to Consider

First, your business continuity plan should remain current. Celeris Networks makes sure your plan is updated regularly and stays in compliance, no matter how often and recent the regulations have changed.

Second, regulations, requirements and cyberthreats all evolve on a daily basis. Your business continuity plan should, too. Check your plan regularly with tests that reflect the modern world against your current business needs.

Lastly, make sure your plan has considered every possible risk. A top-to-bottom assessment of your organization results in the appropriate plan that ensures that your coverage is comprehensive, no matter what the risks are.

Let’s Determine Your Risks

Your assessment from Celeris Networks determines how your existing risks could affect your business operations if the worst should happen. We build a plan that safeguards your data, and we strategize to install procedures to mitigate your risks. Then we test it to make sure your plan is up to date — today and in the future.

We specialize in proactive and highly effective business continuity services. By installing and deploying security measures that minimize downtime, we mitigate all potential disruptions.

Are you ready to fortify your business against the next looming catastrophe? Partner with Celeris Networks to strategize and build your customized plan.