Contingency Plans and Data Recovery

contingency plans

The Role Data Recovery Plays in your Business Contingency Plans

“We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you recall the recent earthquake that happened in Japan, and the consequent tsunami and damage to the Fukushima nuclear plant? While the loss of life is lamentable and it may seem callous to talk of business losses, they cannot be ignored. Even in contingencies of lesser magnitude where people are left unhurt, business can be a casualty. If you feel these are rare events, you still cannot afford to be complacent.

“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.”

– Murphy’s Law.

The world is an unpredictable place. Not only is Nature unpredictable in itself, so is the behavior of Man. That is why disasters occur, and your data is not immune from them. Consider natural disasters like earthquakes and fires. If your data center is unfortunate enough to be affected by either, there’s a high probability of losing all or part of your data, necessitating the call for hard drive recovery. And you don’t need Nature to wreak havoc on your data; a disgruntled employee can do as much harm. An employee unhappy over perceived lack of recognition for work done can gain access to business data and sabotage it. And this happens more often than you think.

In light of these circumstances, it’s important to have a data recovery plan to safeguard the integrity of your data. From policies to processes, from equipment to personnel, a business that intends to continue functioning in contingencies must invest in data recovery services. In an uncertain world, professional data recovery provides assurance of normal business operations in all abnormal situations.