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Microsoft Azure Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning for Salt Lake City Organizations

Updated: May 8, 2019

Regardless of the size of your organization or business, Information Technology (IT) is increasingly a critical component of your success in Salt Lake City and Utah County.

Under normal conditions, the IT systems that support every aspect of your business run unnoticed in the background. You’re not always conscious of them, but they’re essential to virtually every job that your employees do from day to day.

When disaster strikes, though, we immediately become aware of just how fragile these systems truly are. Disaster can take many forms: a fire, a natural disaster such as an earthquake or flood, a terrorist attack, a hacker or computer virus, a simple power failure or even human error.

How will an event like one of these impact your business? Are you prepared for it? Even the briefest downtime for your IT systems can mean thousands of dollars in lost revenue. In a worst case scenario, sensitive data can be irrevocably destroyed, leaving you in a dire position. Some businesses have to completely shut down as a result of these kinds of disasters.

Here’s the good news, though: according to Joe Crandall, Cloud Solutions Architect at JourneyTEAM, “There is no reason with today’s modern technology that a business should be set back or have to shut their doors because of a major disaster.” Safeguarding your systems is quick and affordable. Unfortunately, though, many organizations in Utah wait until it’s too late.

What happens if your inventory system crashes, and you can no longer ship out products? What if your data is completely eradicated? How would you bounce back from the financial burden? And, if your organization is subject to governmental regulation, how will you maintain compliance? Would your business have to close its doors?

Is your data backed up right now? Are those backups located on the premises? If so, they may not be as secure as you think. Do you know how long it would take to restore those backups? Do you have insurance in place to bounce back from a disaster? These are just a few of the questions that you should be asking yourself before a disaster strikes.

JourneyTEAM can help you answer these questions. We’ll evaluate your current infrastructure, software, and IT situation, and we’ll create a step-by-step Managed Disaster Recovery Plan to help you recover when things go wrong.

In a recent survey, IBM found that only 40% of Internet-based businesses had a disaster recovery plan in place. Out of these businesses, the vast majority weren’t taking the necessary steps to update their plan annually. In the end, IBM determined that only 8% of businesses had a solid Disaster Recovery Strategy in place.

Statistics from Aveco show that 20% of all companies will suffer some form of disaster at some point, be it fire, flood, terrorism, a power failure, or even a simple hardware failure.

Without a Disaster Recovery Plan:

● 43% will never reopen

● 80% will shut down in less than a year

● 93% that experience significant data loss will shut down within 5 years

Don’t become a statistic. Contact JourneyTEAM today: we can help you put together a comprehensive Microsoft Azure Disaster Recovery Strategy. We’ll ensure that your Recovery Strategy is custom tailored to the needs of your business. JourneyTEAM will work with you to conduct a business impact assessment to determine the tangible impact of a disaster. They will look at current systems you’re using including Office 365, Dynamics 365, SharePoint and more. They can characterize a potential disaster in whatever unit makes the most sense for your organization (such as dollars lost per hour).

When you work with JourneyTEAM, we’ll evaluate the risk-cost ratio of various disasters and put together the most affordable and effective recovery plan possible. We’ll ensure that your plan is thoroughly documented, with clearly defined roles for individual members of your organization.

Disaster could strike at any moment. Don’t wait: Contact JourneyTEAM today and we will create a custom short and long-term Disaster Recovery strategy.