Backup and Disaster Recovery: Interesting Trends to Watch

Companies do not want to risk losing their data or client data and are going to great lengths to protect these assets. Having a backup and disaster recovery plan in place brings a peace of mind to businesses and companies of all sizes. As companies grow and accumulate more data, so too does the need to protect it.

Understanding the trends that will drive backup and disaster recovery helps companies recognize what solutions best fit their needs. Here are a few disaster recovery trends to watch.

Increased Frequency of Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are happening at an alarming and nearly constant rate - every 39 seconds, according to a Clark School study at the University of Maryland. The incidence and complexity of malware and ransomware attacks causing downtime and outages is prevalent enough that companies need to have a contingency plan in place to recover compromised data as quickly as possible. These attacks damage not only data but are also harmful to a company's reputation and future. Companies currently operating without a backup and disaster recovery plan in place are at risk every day.

The Hybrid Cloud

We've all heard about the cloud and that it will change the way we do business. Its low cost and ability to store large amounts of data make the cloud a fast-growing solution. However, over the years businesses have made large investments in on-premise infrastructure and applications. These physical investments are not obsolete and are often used in combination with cloud technology for the best of both worlds. Thus, the hybrid cloud is born. Hybrid cloud solutions make it easy and effective for companies to back up and recover their data.

Increased Data Regulation

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has gone into effect, meaning companies must adopt technology and software to remain compliant. Reluctance to comply with GDPR could mean major fines and have legal implications for U.S. companies working with clients in the EU. Protecting sensitive data is a critical responsibility and continues to grow in importance.

Growth of IoT

The exponential growth of IoT devices means an increased need for data protection. The integration of everyday machines with networks makes it more important than ever to have a system in place. The spread of viruses and malware is further compounded when millions more devices are connected to the internet. Business disaster and recovery is necessary in today's world of IoT.

The technology experts at AJTC can protect your company with Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions to suit your business. Contact AJTC today to learn more about our BDR and other services. You may also visit AJTC here or call 708.942.8200.

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