July 6, 2024

Leatha Gathers

Analytical Insight

Staying Resilient: 4 Reasons Why You Need Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning


In today’s digital world, it is more important than ever to be prepared for disaster. The frequency and severity of natural disasters has increased dramatically in recent years, but even without a natural disaster, there are still threats such as cyberattacks that can put your business at risk.

Although many businesses plan for compliance and financial issues related to disasters, they often overlook the importance of business continuity planning (BCP). This is where Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity (DRBC) shines; you can make sure that your company is ready for any type of threat by implementing DRBC technologies within your current systems. Read on for four reasons why implementing DRBC technologies are essential for any type of organization!

Protect your customer relationships.

Protect your customer relationships.

Your business is built on relationships with your customers, and they will not be loyal to a company that does not protect their data. Customers are looking for companies that are prepared for any kind of disaster, so if you want to keep them coming back, make sure you have a plan in place before the next disaster strikes.

Do you have an effective backup plan?

If you don’t have an effective backup plan in place, it’s time to start working on one. A disaster recovery and business continuity plan is critical to protect your data and ensure that your business can continue operating as normal after a disaster strikes.

The first step in creating a solid backup plan is identifying what type of data needs protecting. You’ll want to make sure that all of your important documents, financial records, customer details and more are backed up regularly so they’re not lost if something happens unexpectedly (like when a fire breaks out).

Once you’ve identified what needs protecting and where it’s stored (e.g., on-site servers vs cloud storage), it’s time for testing! This will help ensure that everything works as intended when there’s an actual emergency situation at hand rather than just during regular testing sessions with no real consequences involved if something goes wrong during those times – which means they may never get fixed because there aren’t any negative repercussions associated with failing tests like this one before they happen again later down the road…

Prevent data loss & cyberattack damage.

Data loss can be expensive, but it’s not just the financial cost that you need to consider. If your business is dependent on certain data or if you have sensitive information stored in your systems, then losing that information could be a serious problem.

You need to plan for the worst case scenario and make sure that you have backup plans in place so that if something happens to one part of your system or location–such as when an employee loses their laptop while traveling–your business isn’t affected by the loss. You should also know what each piece of data is worth so that when it comes time to recover from cyberattacks such as ransomware attacks (where hackers hold hostage all of your files unless paid), it won’t break the bank!

Recover to keep your business operational and customers happy.

Recovery is a process, not a one-time event. It can take time and money, but it’s worth it if you want to keep your business operational and customers happy.

  • Recovery is not cheap
  • Recovery takes time
  • Recovery can be stressful for everyone involved in the process, including IT professionals and other staff members who have been working around the clock since the disaster struck (if not before). The stress of dealing with a disaster can also impact employees’ health–which means more cost for employers who must pay for medical bills or lost productivity due to absenteeism or early retirement packages offered as an incentive for departing employees who want out due to high stress levels caused by ongoing recovery efforts after an emergency situation has ended.*

Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity can be as important as your current systems, particularly with cybersecurity threats growing daily.

Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity can be as important as your current systems, particularly with cybersecurity threats growing daily.

  • The importance of disaster recovery and business continuity planning
  • How to protect customer relationships
  • An effective backup plan to prevent data loss and cyberattack damage
  • Recovering quickly so you can keep your business operational and customers happy


The world is an uncertain place, and your business can’t afford to be caught unprepared. With the right DR/BC plan in place, you’ll have peace of mind that your data and systems are protected from disaster so that when one strikes, you can recover quickly without losing any productivity or customer goodwill.