Talk To Your IT Provider
Your IT provider should be your go-to to begin the conversation.They can provide a risk assessment, and then offer solutions to save you from data loss. Think of the hours you’ve put into that latest spreadsheet. What would happen if you were to lose it all? Think about that project everyone has been working on for months. How much hassle would it cause your business to recreate all that work in the event of a file corruption? Whatever the scenario, a Back Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution can help alleviate this stress.
Be a Part of the Conversation
You know better than anyone what files you need access to for a successful day at work. Be involved in the process of backing up your data. Then, should your company fall victim to ransomware or data loss, you will know how to respond. Your IT provider will ultimately be responsible for recovering your data and maintaining your backups, of course, but knowing how to access your files while they get you back up and running may require an extra step. When the disaster recovery solution is put into place, there may also be some training available to you from your IT provider that should prove helpful.
Ask The Question
Call your IT provider or walk into your manager’s office and ask, “What do we do if we lose our company files or fall victim to ransomware?” With that one question, you can protect your office and coworkers from being locked out of your files indefinitely. Asking this question can help you establish if you actually do have an effective disaster recovery plan. Gently remind your manager that when it comes to a data disruption, it’s not a question of if but when.
Save Your Work
This sounds easy and completely obvious, but we’ve all done it. We’ve all forgotten to save as we go and then have a Windows update start doing its thing. Even if your machine is being backed up, and your files are being protected, you still need to save often. Should disaster hit and files need to be recovered, your progress will be lost if you haven’t saved your work. There is always a risk of losing some work in the event of a disaster, but if you save often, the risk will decrease dramatically.
Neos Technology can help with all aspects of implementing a Backup Disaster Recovery solution. From risk assessment to recovery of data, contact us to find out more.