Being an IT Company in Oxford, we quite often deal with companies who aren’t really sure what disaster recovery is, and why it is so important for their business. So, in this post, we are going to share some of the knowledge we have picked up over our many years as a company offering IT managed services to Oxford, and try to simplify what is often considered a complicated subject.

Disaster recovery is a term used to cover the task of planning what security measures will need to be taken in the event of a business suffering from a significant negative event. The negative events that we usually plan to respond to are any events that would put the businesses normal operations at risk. Obviously in the past, this would probably be things such as earthquakes and fires, but with the rise of technology and the internet, today’s negative events come in many different forms. One of today’s businesses biggest fears is data loss.

Nowadays, most businesses, regardless of their size, create huge amounts of data. As a company who offer IT Services in Oxford, we are well aware that the majority of this data is very important and needs protecting. The impact of data loss caused by a cyber-attack, ransomware, human error, a disaster on site, theft or an IT system failure, can be devastating and could really cripple your business if you are not careful.

As outlined above, the most common forms of disaster that face businesses today are:

  • Cyberattacks & ransomware – most businesses today work within a network, the very nature of which makes them susceptible to a cyberattack.
  • Human error – this is one of the most common causes of data loss. It is so easy for someone using a computer to delete the wrong file or wipe out entire archives of data history just at the touch of a button.
  • Site disaster – any issues with your office, building or data centre could cause catastrophic issues with your data that could mean you lose it indefinitely.
  • System failure – as much as we rely on machines in our daily life, it is a sad fact that they can break down. Whenever an IT system crashes, you run the risk of losing any data associated with that system – potentially forever.
  • Theft – the wide range of items we use to access the internet and to work from, means it is a lot easier for thieves to hack into your system, especially when you use devices such as your tablet or smartphone outside of your office.

All of this highlights how important it is to implement a carefully organised disaster recovery plan for your business, regardless of its size.

With the current trend for cloud computing services, there are many disaster recovery solutions on the market that are readily available, easy to use and cost effective. To find the right one for your business, talk to the experts at Agnito IT Services in Oxford. We can help you find a solution that is perfect for your individual business needs.

For more information on disaster recovery or any of our other IT Managed Services solutions, please call us on 01865 524524 or send us an email to info@agnito.co.uk