Prepare Your Business to Withstand the Unpredictable

As a small business owner in New York, we’re sure that you’ve heard all sorts of tales of other businesses encountering a disaster where catastrophic data loss occurred, costing thousands of dollars in damages or customer loss. This is why it is absolutely critical that you defend your business with a reliable IT disaster recovery plan because that’s the nature of disasters — so often, you never see them coming until it’s too late.

According to statistics from the NFIB Research Foundation, disasters caused by human action affect 10% of all small businesses, and natural disasters have an impact on nearly a third of them. The scary truth is that something as simple as a power outage could put your entire company at risk without the proper safeguards. With this data in mind, the possibility of your business being at risk is not a question of if it could happen, but when.

Five Nines Consulting specializes in helping small and medium-sized businesses in New York City create disaster recovery plans, and at a price that has these types of businesses in mind — especially those that can’t afford to have an IT team on staff full-time. Here are several reasons why it’s vital that you consider safeguarding your business with our IT services:

Hardware Fails

As technology advances, the dependability of the machinery that goes into keeping your company’s data safe progresses with it, but no machine is perfect. Hard drives can fail or internet connections can go haywire. When these things happen — and remember, statistically it’s very likely they will happen — having an IT data recovery plan in place is the only way to help ensure that your services to customers aren’t interrupted or that important data is not lost forever.

People Make Mistakes

Most people know all too well how easy it is to make a simple mistake that has big consequences. Have you ever accidentally deleted an important document, resulting in the complete loss of hours of work or important customer data? It happens to even the most experienced worker. With a disaster recovery plan, your company can take advantage of online data backups that let you basically turn back the clock and restore your files that otherwise would be lost to the digital ether. This also includes making sure your business’s firewalls, anti-virus protocols, and anti-spyware software is current and maintained. Having these sorts of safety redundancies in place, where safety components are checked, then rechecked, are almost always the best solutions to prevent human error. 

Your Customers Expect Perfect Performance

You don’t need us to tell you that competition in small businesses in New York is fierce. Where there is competition, there are other businesses that would jump at the opportunity to swipe away your customers. The last thing you want to worry about is giving your customers a reason to go to a competitor because of an issue that could’ve been prevented. When you offer dependable, uninterrupted services, your customer base is much less likely to wander elsewhere. 

Retaining Customers vs. Re-Acquiring Customers

Small businesses know that it is much more cost-effective to keep existing customers than to try and re-acquire a previous customer. Trying to re-acquire a customer after an IT-related disaster, like prolonged service outages or data loss, can be practically impossible. When a customer’s trust in your business is put into question, regaining that trust can be an uphill battle. In contrast, having a disaster recovery plan is a much cheaper, more cost-effective solution compared to waging that losing struggle. 

The Hole in Your Armor Can Be Exploited

The saying that “you’re only as strong as your weakest link” is absolutely true in regards to the IT side of small businesses. You could be very confident in the majority of how the technology in your business is set up, but all it takes is one weak area to bring the whole operation to a screeching halt. No business will ever be completely immune to IT disasters, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have a plan in place to prevent them or minimize their effects and recover quickly. 

Do What is Best for Your Customers and Your Business

Too many small businesses fail because of IT factors that are entirely avoidable. Five Nines Consulting is committed to our clients in New York City, providing IT data recovery and backup plans that prevent the worst from happening. With our services, you get all of the resources that an IT team can provide your business, but without the high cost of employing a full-time, in-house team. Save money, save your customers, and protect your business by contacting us today for a free assessment of your small business, and let us get started being your shield against the unpredictability of life.

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