When you’re a business owner, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to your company’s financials and day-to-day operations. For this reason, IT issues frequently get forgotten or pushed to the background.

We don’t often think about what we would do if our business suffered a devastating loss due to a fire, natural disaster or flood. Many of us have peace of mind when it comes to our facilities and our inventory, as insurance would cover these losses. However, many of us don’t realize how a disaster could negatively affect our business when it comes to IT. Here’s what you need to know about a very important topic in IT, business continuity and disaster recovery.

Understanding BC/DR

BC/DR is the plan that you company has in place as to how it would survive if your physical computing equipment was ever damaged, lost or destroyed. In our modern era, the majority of the data that we need to keep our businesses afloat is stored digitally. When this data isn’t backed up to an external server, this means that all it would take to severely harm the business would be to destroy the computers and servers that they have in their offices.

Data Is The Backbone Of Your Company

Anyone who works at any of the IT consulting firms will tell you that data is the backbone of any company. Without financial records of customer information, virtually no company can survive. Business owners never think that a natural disaster or fire will occur, but when it happens, the loss of data can often mean the loss of the business.

It’s essential that every business has a BC/DR strategy in place. Even if you think that your equipment would be safe in the event of a disaster, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.