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Tech Tip * April 12, 2016

Hope For The Best, Prepare For The Worst

Ask yourself:

  • Are you prepared for a worst-case scenario?
  • What would happen if you lose all or a significant part of your data?
  • Do you have a plan and solutions in place to recover quickly?

In order to stick to this month’s topic, we would like to explain the difference between Backups and Disaster Recovery to you.


Definition of “Backups: A backup refers to making a copy of all your data in case your original data gets lost or corrupted. That copy could be stored either on premises or in the cloud or a combination of both.

About “Backups: A backup is a great solution in case something happens to your data, but the downside is that recreating your data can take quite a long time. First, the hardware would have to be replaced, then the software, and then the data can be put back.

Definition of “Disaster RecoveryDisaster Recovery (DR) or Business Continuity refers to policies and procedures that have been put in place to enable recovery of essential technology infrastructure and systems to keep your business operating in the event of a disaster. This often includes options for replacing hardware and/or software and critical infrastructure and access.

Why “Disaster Recovery“?: This is the preferred method for when simple backup is not sufficient anymore. It is necessitated by the criticality of your business being unable to afford any downtime at all.

*** If you are concerned that you might not have the right solution or even no solution for a worst-case scenario, please reach out to us at gettechwise@techwisegroup.com or call us at 610.353.9010.

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