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Tips for Creating an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Protect your business’s digital data.


Most businesses rely on digital data to perform essential daily functions. Have you ever stopped to think about what would happen if your data was suddenly compromised? It is a real threat in today’s society with hackers becoming smarter and using advanced technology. To help, we have rounded up a few essential tips on how to form an IT disaster recovery plan.

Start by considering hardware, software, data, and connectivity

When you develop an IT disaster recovery plan, you need to take inventory of all of your critical systems. If one fails, the rest of them may not run properly. This means you need to consider:


  • Hardware – Servers, desktops, laptops, wireless devices

  • Software apps – Email, electronic data interchanges, CRMs, office productivity apps

  • Data – Client information, credit card numbers, business records, financial transactions

  • Connectivity – Wireless, fiber, cable


Back up data often

Get into the habit of routinely backing up your data safely. Determine the files that need to be backed up, where they are located, and who is responsible for ensuring the data is backed up. Designate a secondary recovery spot for your data, too.


Create an IT disaster recovery team

IT professionals on your team should be ready to take action when necessary. You should define the roles and responsibilities of each team member and ensure they have planned how different threats can be managed.


As always, having the right insurance is also an important part of keeping your business’ environment and team safe. For the protection your business needs, contact Mayer Insurance in Apple Valley.

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