Business continuity planning is important for all businesses, regardless of size or vertical market. Heart Technologies, Inc. can help you create a business continuity plan that hinges around your IT, communications and security needs. We can address how your company will carry on with daily business tasks in the face of adverse situations such as natural disasters (earthquakes, fires, floods, etc.). We also consider human-initiated threats such as computer hacking, unintentional data destruction, or virus outbreak.
Is your data at risk?
As you think about how to protect your data, it’s important to understand the different ways in which data can be lost. There is one thing most computer users have in common: we have all lost data at one time or another. For the lucky ones, it's merely an inconvenience, not a painful and costly experience. For others, the lost data is valuable and irreplaceable, negatively impacting day-to-day operations, customer relations and a company's bottom line.
Heart Technologies, Inc.’s Networking Security Experts are constantly seeking, learning and applying industry solutions that allow us to remove the risk from your computing and business environment, while you focus on growing your company.
When a disaster hits, do you have a plan?
Recently, when tornadoes ripped through central Illinois, destroying the business district of Elmwood and Dwight, IL, Heart experts were on the scenes to help get the local businesses connected again. Disaster recovery plans swiftly became a “Top of Mind” concern for businesses, as we were reminded that what is all too horrible to imagine, is completely possible.
The best approach to disasters is disaster preparation and a clear and tested plan for responding to the disaster. Natural disasters, such as earthquakes, severe storms and tornadoes bring fires and extended power outages with them. Those are obvious examples of disaster threats. Less obvious, yet just as harmful examples could be an employee mindlessly deleting the windows directory on the server to relieve a space issue or, more frighteningly, for malicious reasons.
How healthy is your hardware?
When a single disc drive, memory module or processor begins to fail, data can become corrupt, resulting in loss of data. The same can hold true when you have an array of discs working together as a team in a raid configuration. When this happens, you will typically start seeing the backup process fail and soon your systems start producing errors like the dreaded blue screen of death and other memory dumps. Our Networking Experts are trained to spot early warning signs and put in a plan to stop these processes before they lead to data corruption, permanent loss and downtime for your organization.