Why it’s important for your Business to have an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Why it’s important for your Business to have an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

by Eric Schueler, Sr. VP of Information Technology

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Business technology, connectivity and data security are vitally important to both the success and sustainability of any company, and they need to be protected. No one wants to imagine the damage a natural disaster or fire can cause to a business, its people, resources and data. The time to protect your company is now, and that is why every business, like yours, needs an IT Disaster Recovery Plan (IT DRP).

IT Disaster Recovery Plan

According to Ready.gov, “An information technology disaster recovery plan (IT DRP) should be developed in conjunction with the business continuity plan. Priorities and recovery time objectives for information technology should be developed during the business impact analysis. Technology recovery strategies should be developed to restore hardware, applications and data in time to meet the needs of the business recovery.”

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This includes:

  • IT Recovery Strategies
  • Data and restoration
  • Internal Recovery Strategies
  • Vendor Supported Recovery Strategies
  • Developing an IT Disaster Recovery Plan
  • Data Backup
  • Developing the Data Backup Plan
  • Options for Data Backup

Ready.gov has details on each topic, and HRCT can help design a plan that is specific to your business. Don’t wait for a disaster to happen before you protect your company’s future.

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Posted by Eric O. Schueler, A+, MCP, MCSE, MCTS, CSSA, ACSP – Senior V.P. of Information Technology at HRCT. Eric has been in the business of providing IT and consulting for small and medium business for more than 15 years.

Hampton Roads Communication Technologies (HRCT) provides quality business telecommunications solutions, business security systems, computer and IT support, data protection and security and managed service agreements to companies and organizations throughout the United States, Mid-Atlantic and the Hampton Roads Virginia cities of Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Newport News and Hampton, north into Williamsburg and south into the Outer Banks of North Carolina. HRCT keeps your company connected with 24/7 emergency service.

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