Create a Disaster Recovery Plan with Managed IT


It's true: we all prefer to expect the best, and we find it much less fun to prepare for the worst. However, in case of a data crisis, that preparation can easily differentiate between a healthy company and a struggling one. The good news is that, with help from managed IT, it doesn't have to be stressful to create a disaster recovery plan after all.

A Partner in Tech

With new threats always looming and digital "bad guys" who seem to get smarter by the minute, IT security quickly becomes a high-stress topic. Of course, that doesn't make it any less critical.

The trick is to find simple, comfortable ways to integrate IT security into your company's routines, workflows, and habits--and, perhaps, to find yourself a managed IT services provider to be your partner in tech. By helping you with everything from repairs and maintenance to network support and troubleshooting, managed IT is right there to help you with everything--security included.

Planning Ahead

Now that you know the secret to making security a little less stressful with managed IT, let's take that first step: creating a disaster recovery plan.

Step 1: Choose your goals.

In general, it's helpful to have goals for a disaster recovery plan. Things like creating and maintain backups, keeping emergency contact information from clients and employees up-to-date, and more.

Step 2: Consider the possibilities.

Remember that disaster recovery should apply to all kinds of potential disasters, from floods to fires to data breaches to hardware theft. It's time to prepare for the worst.

Step 3: Prioritize.

Next, you'll want to prioritize. Which systems would need to be back online first in case of an emergency? What data should be backed up, if not all, of it? Who needs to be contacted?

Step 4: Organize.

Another thing to keep in mind is that, during a disaster, there's likely to be a bit of panic. Create roles and responsibilities so that everyone feels organized even in the worst of times.

Want to learn more about managed IT services? Need a disaster recovery plan? We're here to help--contact us today!