The top 4 reasons why you should have a disaster recovery plan

Ernesto Couso
  • 7 min read

Last year, we discussed the basics of disaster recovery (DR) and why it’s important. Let’s continue with a look at the benefits of DR. 

The benefits of a disaster recovery (DR) plan

A disaster recovery plan is the best way to react efficiently to any contingency that occurs. The main advantages of having a good DR plan for a company are as follows:

1. Ensure business continuity

For Wursta, business continuity is as much of a priority as security. In fact, the two go hand in hand.

A disaster recovery plan maintains the continuity of the IT services of the business, regardless of the problem or incident that occurs, and the severity of it. Whether it is a denial-of-service attack on servers, a fire that affects the data center, or a user error that eliminates important data, with a DR plan, you can act agilely to ensure business continuity.

2. Minimize losses

One of the most important features of a disaster recovery plan is the ability to act quickly and accurately. By having specific action protocols for each problem, we act in a more agile way to avoid or minimize losses, both economic and informational. From an economic standpoint, this will improve your bottom line as a business. From a data and information standpoint, we’ll touch on this more in point four. 

3. Improve the quality of service

Companies that have a DR plan can offer their customers a high level of security and attention, maintain an image of professionalism, and give continuous attention to customers, suppliers, and other partners.

In short, a disaster recovery plan will prevent business relationships from being disrupted by any serious incident affecting systems and data.

4. Avoid legal conflicts

When an incident happens that exposes the data of a business, serious situations can occur in relation to compliance with data protection regulations. 

LOPD, GDPR, HIPAA are just a few to keep in mind. Reach out to our security team if you need guidance on these or any other regulations your business needs to follow. 

Accurate, efficient, and fast action will prevent data from being compromised, reducing the risks of a conflict or legal problem.

Your top priority as an IT leader: disaster recovery

The creation of a DR plan should be a priority for the IT department to ensure the success of the business. It is the best way to guarantee access to data, platforms, and applications, and guarantee business continuity, even if serious incidents such as disasters or computer attacks occur.

With a disaster recovery plan, a company increases its security and reliability. This minimizes the chances of losses when a risk scenario occurs, even if the scenarios are as serious as a fire or flood.

Wursta is here to help you navigate security and the cloud

As technology advisors, we’re here to ensure your business’ infrastructure and network systems are optimized. We have expertise in creating business continuity and disaster recovery plans. 

As we’ve stated before, disaster recovery is unique to every organization. If you’d like to learn more about how to implement DR at your organization, let’s connect.