Business continuity is not just a term related to IT domain. In real life, it means business operations continue unabated even if a disaster strikes.
Businesses with disaster recovery plan continue to operate seamlessly and serve their customers without any downtime.
Implementation of cloud backup and disaster recovery solution should be the top priority of any Australian business who wants to be disaster-proof. Following are the strong reasons to not delay it.
Ensure Continuity During Disaster
In the event of a natural disaster, cloud backup is the safest place for business-critical data. The data stored in it is divided, distributed and stored across many locations. In the event of an incident e.g., fire, tornadoes and hurricanes, the data backup is safe and can be used to restore the system. The business operations can be restored from the moment the data were last saved on the cloud backup.
Securing Remote Work Environment
When pandemic struck in 2020, several businesses moved to work-from-home. Thanks to cloud, the IT teams quickly adapted to the circumstances, and enabled the employees to access the company network. The collaboration and productivity tools were moved to the cloud allowing serve to scale-up and meet the increased demand.
15 % Higher net income for firms who were prepared for remote work before COVID – 19. Source: SBI
As this pandemic recedes, some businesses are bringing their employees back to office. However, most of them realized the countless benefits of remote work and they’ll continue to work in the hybrid work environment.
Cloud backup provides security solutions required to secure the numerous endpoints without any need for additional hardware.
If you have been using cloud-based productivity tool like Office 365 and want to ensure that business files and the data are secure, it’s time to reach out to a cloud service provider. Bus ICT has provided the service to numerous businesses.
Prompt Crisis Management
The pandemic induced lockdown and business disruption has underscored the importance crisis-readiness. More Australian businesses are moving their storage and backup to the cloud than ever.
Businesses without any continuity and disaster recovery plan had no choice but to shut down their operations. They never had any alternative mechanism that would keep the business going.
Many of them went virtual to keep the revenue dials moving.
Automation of Backup Procedures
Businesses who have a backup process know that important data files must be backed up daily. However, for many small and mid-sized businesses, it is a challenge. The lack of time, and disruption in daily work means back-up procedures aren’t followed and even missed.
In cloud backup and disaster recovery system day-to-day backup is largely automated. Once implemented, you can rest assured that the regular back-ups are being taken with minimal intervention.
Anywhere Access of Backup Data
Many Australian businesses who implemented cloud service business plan that included cloud back-up were largely unaffected with lockdown. Accessing data from any location wasn’t an issue.
When a disaster occurs, there is a chaos, and subsequent incidents may leave the team dispersed across many sites. Even if there is an incident of fire or hacking attack, the backed-data must be accessible readily to nullify the disruption caused.
Cloud-based backup allow you to restore data from where you are. Once you have access to the internet, data backed up in the cloud can be accessed to restore the business operations in no time.
Safe Business Growth
Many small businesses think that they can have dedicated server on-premise that will be used for back-up. However, it’s a short-term arrangement. As business grows, the data-backup requirements increase too. A cloud-based backup is capable of accommodating growth.
Unlike on-site arrangements that need hardware costs and maintenance, cloud backup only needs an upgrade. This effortless scale-up feature makes this service popular amongst growing business. Reach out to a cloud service provider for immediate help e.g., Bus ICT who is known for cloud expertise.
Simple Budgeting and Lower Cost
Creating a tradition back-up system on-premise requires purchasing the hardware, getting the software licenses, and setting up a skilled team to create and implement the back-up policies. Also, the team needs to be present to take regular back-ups. This cost is significant for many small and mid-sized Australian businesses.
Cloud backup & disaster solution, on the other hand, are available as a monthly subscription for a fee. no significant upfront investment is required, unlike a traditional back-up system.
The entire infrastructure is created and managed by the cloud service provider. As a customer, you must pay only a small monthly fee to use the system. Budgeting for the service is simple.
Defined Recovery Time
Recover Time Objective (RTO) is a key indicator of back-up and disaster recovery solution’s effectiveness. It tells how fast the system can recover from the moment of disaster to the moment of returning to normal operations.
A cloud services business plan often includes the details of this key indicator. So, as a subscriber you’ll know how quickly the normalcy will be restored.
Guaranteed data recovery along with clear mention of recovery time brings the desired predictability in business operations.
Business ICT Partners is Melbourne based leading provider of managed IT services. The company offers Telecommunication and ICT services to SMBs and Enterprises across Australia.
We have over 20 years of experience in implementing technology solutions including cloud. Speak to one of our consultants about cloud backup & disaster recovery solution for your business. Get a no obligation cloud audit done now.
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