“What is IT disaster data protection and why do I need it for my business?”
Just as the name implies, an IT disaster data protection solution will serve to protect all your important data in the event that a disaster creates data loss. For small to medium businesses, the impact of data loss can effectively cripple the business. For instance, up to 90% of companies that suffer from complete data lost fail in the first year. For most businesses, data is a vital part of the business itself and it should be protected accordingly.
Many people associate the word “disaster” with an act of nature, such as a tornado or a hurricane. In a business setting, the term “disaster” can be classified as anything that impedes your ability to conduct business. It can be used to describe any number of different scenarios, like a sprinkler system malfunction that ruins your computer systems. An effective IT disaster data protection plan typically involves backup of the data to an offsite location.