By definition, a disaster is a sudden event that causes great damage or has unfortunate consequences. It is an unforeseen event that stops day-to-day operations and puts businesses into panic mode. Companies try to recover as quickly as possible and continue their services to clients, but none of that is possible without a disaster recovery plan put in place before disaster strikes.
At Lakeland Office Systems, we firmly believe that every business should have a disaster recovery plan in place, and we can help with that! Between natural disasters and data security breaches, you must have a plan in place to protect your data (and consequently, your future operations). Without a plan, you risk high financial costs, reputation loss, and even loss of clients. If you've never experienced this kind of loss, it can be hard to imagine.
Recent events show us the importance of preparation, because disaster strikes without warning. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy left more than $65 billion of damage in its wake. According to IBM, in their 2016 Cost of Data Breach Study, the average consolidated total cost of a data breach has risen to $4 million. And the average cost incurred for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information is now at $158. Make a mental note of just how much you'd lose if your company was hit with a disaster and you lost your data. Ouch. You can't afford that.
The best thing you can do is be prepared. The costs to establish a disaster recovery plan are far less than what it would cost you to deal with an actual disaster. When putting a plan together, make sure to work with an experienced partner who understands the in's and out's of disaster planning.
At Lakeland Office Systems, we are readily available to assist companies that would like to protect themselves from disaster. Call us today!
2932 E. Pythian Street
Springfield, Missouri 65802
417 S. Schifferdecker Ave.
Joplin, Missouri 64804
10550 S. Hwy. 69
Miami, Oklahoma 74354
1522 Porter Wagoner Blvd
West Plains, Missouri 65775