It remains to be seen, but the most lasting impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business world could very well be the normalization of remote working. Once seen as a perk reserved for only a small fraction of the workforce, telecommuting has become the new normal for millions of office workers. Although it appears employers’ early fears about productivity being stifled were mostly unfounded, the new arrangement still introduces some risks that need to be addressed. One of the most significant of these is the vulnerability of data.
With your team spread out across multiple locations and connecting through numerous individual data streams, the backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plan you had in place before 2020 is probably no longer adequate. With that said, there are many steps you can take to ensure you have a strategy in place to protect your most valuable information even with a portion of your staff working in their homes. These include emphasizing the importance of strong passwords and changing them on a regular basis. You also should be forcing backups of your remote employees’ devices and saving them to your internal server or the cloud. Backing up data in multiple locations is another good idea that can make recovery much faster and easier.
Any kind of data loss can add up to tremendous losses of time and resources for your business. This is why it’s best to have a plan you can go to when you need to get your network back up and on its feet in a hurry. Take a look at the accompanying resource for more tips you can use to strengthen your BDR strategies in the new reality of remote work.
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