Many business owners have probably been through a situation where the city or area where their company is located was struck by a natural disaster that either damaged the building, or somehow temporarily halted business practices.
These types of disasters demonstrate how natural events can unexpectedly halt daily business activities, and potentially put companies out of business by destroying the IT infrastructure.
Although companies are helpless to prevent disasters from ravaging their location, they can avoid going out of business by retaining IT support and services for disaster recovery from a managed services provider.
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Choosing the Correct Data Recovery Service Provider
Compared to maintaining an offsite location for data storage, buying emergency hardware and maintaining it offsite, and staffing a team of recovery experts internally, hiring recovery services from a managed services provider will prove to be economical. For many companies, the following provisions are essential:
Impact Risk and Analysis – Before a plan is developed, an analysis of the impact a disaster can have on a company, and the unique risks it poses, must be analyzed. The provider helps perform the analysis.
Recovery Options Study- Different companies require unique recovery options. A managed services provider helps determine which options satisfy recovery needs and assists with implementing those chosen options in the recovery plan.
Disaster Recovery Planning- Disaster recovery planning is a subset of business continuity planning that focuses on keeping the IT network functional. The IT support and services provider facilitates plans for data retrieval, hardware support, and helps test the plans.