Manufacturers rely upon their data to manage capacity, quality, and on-time delivery. As the volume of data grows, so does the importance of system up-time to maintain performance expectations. Data loss and system downtime not only impact earnings forecast but can also tarnish reputations and sever key customer relationships.

Manufacturing companies of all sizes, across industries, can experience incidents of data loss. Deleted or corrupted files that result from equipment failure or human error can lead to significant system downtime, causing the business to miss on-time delivery commitments. A reliable data backup and recovery service can provide data and system recovery when your business needs to be back on-line quickly. Find out more about how our data recovery strategies can handle and mitigate whatever data loss scenario threatens your business.

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What is a data backup?
Backups are copies of computer data (such as contracts, drawings, recipes, forecasts, quality data, compensation plans, and other contents) stored on a hard drive. The verb backup means to make a copy of (a computer file or data) to protect against accidental loss or corruption.

What is data recovery?
When data of any kind is no longer readable or is affected by a malicious change, you have to undergo what is known as the data recovery, also known as a restore. The definition of recovery is the act, process, or an instance of recovering data from accidental loss or corruption.

What is a backup strategy?
A plan for backup and recovery actions to achieve the goals of what, when, and how data, applications, and systems will be backed up and restored to a usable state for business purposes.

What is the backup policy?
A defined plan with set schedules whereby data is copied to disk to ensure the ability to recover from accidental data deletion, corruption event, or hardware failure that causes an outage. The purpose of the backup policy is to minimize data loss and system downtime.

Data Insurance Policies

Backup policies are data insurance policies and not merely an item on a checklist. Why do we make this distinction? Manufacturing business owners continue to experience business interruption and financial loss because they believe they are protected. They pay their invoice each month and are told by their outsourced IT that they are protected.

These unverified claims go undetected until there is an urgent need to restore, typically from hardware failure or ransomware. When a service provider reports that you cannot recover because your data was not backed up, who is impacted the most by this discovery? As your service provider walks away with a minimal loss of cash flow, you are left scrambling to keep your business alive and reputation intact.

There is a better method to protect your business from financial loss.

Protect Your Critical Data from Loss

When you work with a reputable data backup and recovery company, you can protect your critical data from loss, and speed up your recovery from downtime events. As you become increasingly dependent upon real-time access to data, your business can maintain necessary compliance measures while having the ability to bounce back after being exposed to a risk.

Certitude Security® has a skilled team to help you design and support your data backup and recovery demands. We have a proven record, forged under pressure, of successfully returning business information and systems to the exact production state, where it was before the incident. We know how important it is to keep your data secure while keeping your business up and running. That’s why we’ve developed a systematic approach to store and recover your data as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We provide restores, caused by user error, hardware failure, and application crashes that cause corruption.

  • Simple file or folder restore.
  • Volume restore.
  • Virtual machine restore.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that a data recovery service needs to be in place before disaster strikes. Without a preemptive recovery solution, data that is lost may not be recoverable. A cautious, proactive approach is essential for securing data against the threat of loss.

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.

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The Cost of Data Recovery

When it comes to keeping your information secure, price should not be a primary concern. The costs associated with data loss and system downtime are much more significant than the amount you’ll pay to keep your information safe from risks.

There are several ways businesses can lose data. Sometimes, mistakes in technologies cause residual loss of information. Other times, hackers manage to penetrate or circumvent companies’ strongholds, either stealing data for their own malicious uses, or stripping the business of its resources. The following represents the most common causes of data loss in descending order:

  • Hardware malfunction
  • Human error
  • Software manipulation
  • Computer virus
  • Natural disaster

According to IBM, the average cost of a data breach in 2019 was $3.92 million, up 1.5% from 2018. The average cost was $150 for each record during this time frame. The U.S. is the country that experiences the largest number of data breaches, followed closely by Canada and Germany.

What’s more, the mean amount of time it takes for companies to realize that they’ve experienced a loss or breach in data is 197 days. With the right data breach and recovery capabilities, businesses that have contained their breach within 30 days saved more than $1 million dollars when compared to companies that took longer than 30 days to intervene.

How long does it take to recover data?

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After your business has been compromised and lost a significant volume of data, you might be wondering how long does it take to get it back. Depending on the amount of data lost, number of systems impacted, and other factors defined by your backup policy, the process should take a few hours or days to complete.

A data recovery engineer will estimate the approximate time frame required to remedy your specific loss case after we’ve conducted a review of the incident.

A continuously verified process to validate your data is recoverable will save you significant time and money, when you need it most. Learn more about dependable data backup and recovery services, contact us today.

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