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New Jersey firm sees gap in IT disaster recovery plans
FAIRFIELD, NJ June 23, 2016 Quikteks, New Jersey's leading managed service provider, says there is a growing gap in disaster recovery plans. According to a recent survey by Infrascale, a Disaster Recovery as a Service provider, roughly 80 percent of businesses in this category rely on tape-based or disk-based backups.
According to Andrew Rich, owner and CEO of Quikteks, "This is crazy given the ease, cost, and protection that modern disaster recovery systems offer -- not to mention the growing threats to business data like ransomware."
Rich also noted that tape and disk backups are notoriously unreliable. "Media fills up fast, and you have to rely on staff to remember to swap out the backups. Moreover, if something truly disastrous were to take place, like a fire, unless you have a copy of your backup stored offsite, your data could be gone for good."
Infrascale's survey, 2016 DRaaS Attitudes & Adoption Report, which was developed by Actual Tech Media, noted that 37 percent of respondents could not quantify downtime's costs.
"How would losing your business data for one hour, one day, or one week impact your business?" Rich asked. "These are questions you need to ask. Downtime is costly."
Meanwhile, more than half of the survey's respondents lacked failover capabilities that would enable them to recover their most business critical applications within one hour.
"It's also alarming that few businesses are testing their disaster recovery systems, assuming that they have them," Rich said.
Rich noted that the top causes of downtime aren't necessarily natural disasters. "Hardware failure, human error, and software failure are the top three causes," he said.
To protect against these and other threats, Rich recommends implementing a failproof disaster recovery system. For example, Quikteks performs automatic backups every 15 minutes. Should a crash occur, the Quikteks system takes over the server's duties until your system has been repaired and restored.
"When we say 'failproof,' we mean it," Rich explained. "There's no downtime and your data is safe."
Schedule a free disaster recovery assessment by visiting Quikteks.com or calling 973-882-4644.
Based in Fairfield, New Jersey, Quikteks delivers cutting-edge, reliable and cost-effective business technology solutions to small and medium-sized businesses in the Tri-State area. The company's computer solutions include 24-hour tech support, help desk support, computer support, consulting, and storing valuable and confidential data in a secure cloud.