Why Every Business Needs a Backup Recovery Plan

Keri Boyer

Businesses that fail to plan, plan to fail.

As a digitally operating business in 2017, you must have a backup recovery plan for your data or you won’t be an operating business much longer.

The healthcare industry faces unique challenges in maintaining data integrity and, according to a report, many within the industry are failing at this challenge.

Even a small compromise to your data can cost your company tens if not hundreds of thousands of dollars. Prevention is your number one goal, but it is not always possible.

Don’t leave the success of your business to chance. Let’s examine the most important reasons why you need to enact a recovery plan immediately:[/vc_column_text]

Keep Your Clients’ Data Safe
First and foremost, you owe this to the people who have trusted you with their data.

Their most personal information is in your hands. From social security numbers to medical history, they cannot afford to have their data fall into the wrong hands.

A thorough and thoughtful backup recovery plan will help you create trust with your clientele.

Your reputation is your most valuable commodity. Your business is only as successful as people’s trust in it.

As a healthcare provider your clients must feel safe, and a data breach will undermine your ability to help them.

Maintain your competitive advantage by having a recovery plan that brings your clients peace of mind.

Someone Will Mess Up
No matter how talented your team is, human error is inevitable.

You must be prepared before a mistake occurs, compromising your clients’ data and threatening your business.

Your first line of defense against crippling data loss is hiring a competent and honest staff.

But even their best intentions might fall short.

Your business’s success depends on you not only anticipating human error but having systems in place to limit its effect.

You Can’t Predict the Weather
Can your business withstand an act of God?

What position will you be in if the electrical grid goes down for any period of time?

Proper infrastructure and dedicated staff is crucial but not enough to keep your business operational in the event of a natural disaster or another such catastrophe beyond your control.

It is in these times that health care services and professionals are relied on most.

You must have a backup recovery plan that will allow the people who depend on you to begin their own recovery.

Cyber Attackers are Real
Let’s face it; there are a lot of opportunistic people with bad intentions in the world.

The healthcare industry is particularly vulnerable to these attacks. All the evidence points to this trend not changing any time soon.

The top 5 data breaches from 2016 were all the result of hackers.

You cannot bank your business’s reputation on the goodwill of others. You must be able to anticipate threats and protect the people who rely on you.

There’s No Recovery without a Backup Recovery Plan
Your business cannot afford to lose data for any reason. And the good news is you don’t have to!

Entrust your IT needs to professionals with expertise in the healthcare industry so that you can focus on meeting your clients’ needs.

Our team is ready to assist you. Contact us to discuss how we can help you continue to help others.

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