Fact: “70% of small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within 1 year”. (Joint study by HP and Score)
This is a troubling statistic but the fact remains that many businesses don’t have a written Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). If your company is one them, then I urge you read on!
XSolutions has created an Excel-based Disaster Recovery Plan template that you can use to start creating your DRP and tailor it for your business.
Our easy-to-use template guides you through the process, providing ready-made sheets to hold vital information. Simply fill in the form on each sheet to start creating your plan. Each sheet has sample data to show you how to fill it out. What could be easier?
To get the most out of this process, think hard about the information you’re entering and make the appropriate changes:
For instance: It would be better to store DVRs, product keys, etc. for critical applications in an offsite location so they’ll be accessible should your office get severely damaged in a disaster. So, if you’re storing this type of media in your office, then change your process and store them offsite in a protected environment.
Don’t depend on your experience and knowledge only. Write it down so your managers and employees also know what to do, especially if you’re not there when disaster strikes.
A written plan is invaluable to a company’s survival. In fact, we think it’s so important that we are making our template a free download, without requiring you to register. That’s right! Just download it and start using it.
When you begin to evaluate IT Disaster Recovery options, please give us a call at (845) 362-9675. We have IT Disaster Recovery options that will fit most budgets. We can help minimize the risk of data loss and get your computer systems up and running quickly when catastrophe strikes.
Cautionary note: This template should only be considered a starting point and not the final outcome. You must continually evaluate, test, and make changes to your DRP as appropriate. Do your research: read books, visit websites, and read blogs on Disaster Planning. The Disaster Recovery Journal is a great start and has articles and resources to help you. Their free magazine is top notch.
Disaster Planning is not a one-time event, it is an ongoing process.
XSolutions is a Managed Services Provider (MSP) and provides 24/7/365 remote monitoring, scheduled workstation and server maintenance, Help Desk Services, Cloud & Hosted Services, Backup/Disaster Recovery, and Software Development. Call us at (845) 362-9675 and see how we can help your company.