Disaster Recovery Services

No matter what line of business you are in, if you handle any data relating to your company, you need a strong backup plan in place.

At the very least, you should have a solid method of backing up your important company files and data, but what happens when the unthinkable happens and you lose all of your data?

Reinstating this crucial data and getting the company cogs turning again takes careful planning and hard work, and if you don’t know what you are doing your business could collapse.

Our disaster recovery services in Glasgow and Edinburgh can get your business back on track and keep up essential communications so you can get back to normal operations.

Plan For the Worst, Hope For the Best

A disaster recovery plan is essential if you want to make use of your data backups.

Without a structured and logical way to revive your backed-up data in the event of data loss, your backups are completely worthless.

Every business is different and there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to disaster recovery plans.

Here at incovo, we have worked with businesses of all sizes and have crafted solid data recovery plans that can be sprung into action when unfortunate data loss occurs.

How We Apply a Disaster Recovery Plan

While the individual needs of the company do change, the specifics of the disaster recovery plan and the essential structure remains the same:

Communication

When a disaster occurs, one of the most pressing issues that must be addressed is opening up new lines of communication within the organisation. It is also crucial that all staff within the company understand the extent of the data loss and appropriate workers can be tasked with rectifying the problem.

Equipment Assessment

Assessment of all equipment should be a primary concern, and all equipment should be assessed and logged for any damage – physical or otherwise. In the instance of data breaches, equipment will have to be taken offline and screened carefully for viruses and other malicious damage.

Business Operations

For most businesses, it is crucial that they can continue with at least a bare minimum level of operations to minimise any losses – financial or otherwise. Almost all disaster recovery plans should prioritise taking steps to get the business back up to this level of operation as fast as possible.

Backups

The state of your backups is crucial when it comes to getting your business back up and running as fast as possible. Smart disaster recovery plans should be making backups of the backups, just in case something happens to them as well.

Implementation

The implementation process should be followed exactly as detailed in the disaster recovery plan to ensure that nothing is missed or lost in the process. Everything should be monitored and progress should be logged to ensure no stone is left unturned.

Restoration

Once a minimum level of operation has been achieved, the process of restoring the business to full capacity can begin. During this process, constant checks should still be made, and backups should be kept unaltered until the process is complete.

Secure the Future of Your Company

Whether it is fire, theft, or a malicious online attack, data loss can happen to anyone at anytime.

Ensuring that you have a bullet-proof plan in place for when disaster recovery does occur means you are securing the future of your organisation.

Don’t let accidents and hackers bring your company to its knees. Speak to us at support@incovo.com or 0345 450 8400 about our IT services for free advice relating to your business and we can help you stay protected.