Data is valuable
It doesn’t matter weather you’re a plumber, a solicitor, or a piano tuner – your data is vulnerable to online threats. All data has value and hackers aren’t always picky about who they target. In particular small businesses can sometimes be seen as an ‘easy target’ and are likely to be at greater risk than multi-nationals with their huge budgets and IT departments. However, no organisations are ever 100% safe.
Losing data is easy
Cyber attacks are not the only way in which data can be lost. Physical reasons like fire and flood spring to mind, but it is often human error or hardware issues that can be the greatest threat. Humans and hardware are tricky beasts and can be extremely unpredictable. It is very easy to lose data and the potential impact is not always fully considered.
Data loss can have a catastrophic impact of businesses of all shapes and sizes. Without access to data it will be nearly impossible for your business to function. How will you contact your clients? How will you process your orders? How will you complete your tax returns? If you don’t have a robust and tried and tested recovery process then your business will feel the pinch and fast!
Can you imagine how embarrassing it would be to contact some of your prime customers to tell them that you have lost their records? How would they feel and how would this affect their opinion of you and your working relationship? These sorts of incidents can quickly damage a business’s reputation and standing. You could be seen as disorganised, unprofessional and untrustworthy.
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