In a perfect world, every accounting system you use, every document, every business contact, and every file would be a click away. As we’ve learned in recent months, having a good disaster recovery plan is crucial – disaster can strike at any time, disrupting your business in unexpected ways.
Yet, as many small companies have moved to the cloud (which is a new way to run applications, store data, maintain contacts, and do accounting online) the concept of disaster recovery is changing.
Many companies have changed their disaster recovery plans because they figure the cloud will continue to operate no matter what happens to the physical building or computers.
Amy Galanti, the operations director at Broadband Capital Management in New York, says her company has recently augmented their disaster recovery. She says the cloud makes the data and applications safe, but the plan now revolves around how employees will access that data.
“We need to know what the plan is to get to our critical services,” she says. However, the “where” in the equation is no longer as important. “Where our critical business services are running has become less important in a disaster recovery plan because we know the data and applications are safe.
Read more on how to use the cloud for disaster recovery on Inc.