How Cloud Management Helps Protect Your Business From the Effects of Natural Disasters

If your business is not currently using cloud management for your data, you are already behind the technology curve. Additionally, your business could lose a serious amount of time and money in the event of a data loss due to a natural disaster.

Protecting your business data against natural disasters is one of the most vital risk management steps you can take. Studies have shown that almost 80% of companies that are seriously impacted by a natural disaster never recover.

Access Info From a Temporary Workspace or Home

In the event of a natural disaster, the building that your business operates out of may not be available for weeks. As a business owner, you know how important it is to continue with operations to retain customers. By moving your business data to a cloud-based management system, you will drastically reduce the amount of downtime your business would have to endure in the event of a natural disaster.

In the event of a disaster, you could be up and running in less than 24 hours. With so many temporary workspaces available out there, finding a temporary location is the easy part. Even if a temporary workspace does not make sense for your business, as long as you have the internet, you will be able to access all of your electronic files from home.

Recovering Your Data After a Disaster

In addition to not having any downtime in the event of a natural disaster, a cloud-based management system will protect your business from partial to total data loss. If your business is currently storing its data in physical servers, it could easily be wiped out in a natural disaster. For example, if a fire breaks out in your office you could lose all of your data. If this occurs, the time and money you spend attempting to recreate or retrieve the data (if that is even possible) will have a significant impact on your organization. Also, the cloud backs up your data off-site on a regular basis, so you never have to worry about recreating data from a specific loss point as it will always be available to you through the online backup disaster recovery.

No matter what type of business you are in, using a cloud management system is a smart move to make, and you will be happy you did in the event of a natural disaster.