We have all heard the statistics and stories throughout the business community. Companies who experience a significant data loss struggle to resume business operations after the loss and in some situations they even go out of business.
Businesses across Houston are constantly reminded that disasters can strike at any time. Business owners often believe weather is the primary cause of most data and business disasters. Hurricanes and violent storms threaten business throughout Harris County frequency and this is something we all need to be aware of. However, IT industry research indicates that many of the primary reasons businesses experience data loss are not storms or natural disaster related but most are due to equipment malfunctions. Storms, weather and natural disasters actually rank quite low when it comes to potential business disasters, well behind technical failure, theft, human error and fire/flood.
A Server Crash Won’t Stop A Houston Trucking Firm
Server hard drive failures or power surges are the leading cause of network crashes and loss of data when business experiences technology breakdowns. This was the case recently with a Houston trucking firm in when alarm bells rang in the middle of the night.
The transportation industry relies on technology to manage waybills, truckloads and even GPS tracking of their fleet, many modern trucking companies are very technology dependent and a few see technology as part of their overall strategy to win marketshare and edge out competition. Many of these services reside on Windows Server 2008, the leading server technology.
When technology fails business grinds to a halt.
Trucking companies who view technology as a strategic investment understand all the risks associated with their business, including technology. These leading organizations are first to invest in solutions to prevent any interruption to business and understand that technology systems can be compared to their fleet of vehicles. Servers and user workstations must have preventative maintenance programs in place to ensure maximum efficiency and uptime.
When the alarm bells signaled a server crash for the trucking firm, they had a reliable backup and disaster recovery solution in place. This decision prevented costly downtime, serious interruption to their business and risk to their own corporate reputation.
In this example, the company was able to be back online immediately using a business continuity solution in the cloud and, according to estimates by the company owner, saved approximately $75,000 in extra labour, lost business and other potential expenses relating to the loss of data.
How CITOC Business Continuity Services Help Business Prevent Data Loss
Many of our clients enjoy having a technology support partner who ensures their data is completely protected from many threats including data loss. Our Business Continuity professionals ensures all clients have a fully functional business continuity solution allowing each client to continue business operations when technical issues occur.
Does your business have a business continuity solution that you are confident in? Are you confident in your ability to recover data from your backups and the ability for your business to recover fully when a disaster strikes?