[su_row][su_column size=”1/2″]Have you ever misplaced your phone and had that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach? You start to panic a little as you realize you can’t call anyone. First, because you don’t have a phone, and second you don’t know who to call because you haven’t bothered to memorize phone numbers for years. [/su_column] [su_column size=”1/2″][/su_column][/su_row]
There is a lot of information stored on your mobile phone; from contacts to photos to music. It also has many tools to keep you current and productive like email, social media apps, task lists, weather apps and newsfeeds. Misplacing your phone means losing information that is central to day-to-day living.
Yes, losing your phone is an inconvenience.
However, losing your business data
could be catastrophic for your company.
Just think about all of the data stored in your IT systems and how it is used to run your business. Every work day data is accessed for accounts payable, customer information, intellectual property, sales and marketing analytics, financial records and much more.
If you don’t think it could happen to your organization consider this:
- 95% of companies experienced a data outage in the last year (Ponemon Institute)
- 24% of businesses have experienced a full data disaster (Forrester)
- Alarmingly, only 23% of organizations back up their data on a daily basis (Continuum)
What would happen if you lost that vital information due to viruses and malware, hardware or power failures, cyberattacks, mobile device theft or other uncontrollable events like a fire or storm?
Think about the chaos lost data could cause your company. How would you support customer needs, manage employee payroll and benefits, maintain manufacturing or distribution networks, conduct research or analytics, manage finance and accounting and all the other business functions that employees need data to accomplish?
Take a minute to consider the cost of loss of productivity and business associated with an IT data failure. Use this Downtime Guide Sheet, The Cost of Ignoring IT Management in Your Business, to calculate what your company financial burden could be.
Data loss can be detrimental to business continuity and profitability. Nevertheless backing up data, monitoring systems and protecting against external cyberattacks does not have to be complicated. Outsource these essential operations to a professional IT managed services provider, like Superior Endeavors Inc.