What would you do if a disaster struck your practice?
According to a recent article by Forbes, multiple near misses foreshadow almost all disasters and business crises, but most of those incidents are ignored or misread. A good example of this is texting while driving.
Research shows it impairs driving ability nearly as much as consuming alcohol, yet drivers not only continue to do it, but they also feel more confident it is safe the more times they text and drive without incident.
Another example is the catastrophic space shuttle Columbia accident that happened in 2003. Foam insulation falling from the external fuel tank damaged Columbia’s wing during liftoff, resulting in the shuttle’s complete disintegration at re-entry.
Dozens of missions had been flown successfully, even with these foam strikes, so NASA had reclassified those events from near misses to maintenance issues. This misreading of the risks resulted in a loss of human life and a big financial cost to NASA.
These examples demonstrate how complacency can result in significant loss. While most day-to-day cases probably won’t result in personal injury or death, think about the impact that an ignored warning might mean for your practice; in particular, a critical loss of business data.
Let’s consider a more likely scenario. What if a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, flood, tsunami, tornado or earthquake struck your city or town? And what about an increasingly common occurrence in our digital world like a cyber-attack, or hardware or software failure?
If one of these scenarios affected your practice, how long do you think it would it take to re-enter two days, two weeks, two months, or even two years of valuable client data? Unfortunately, your business may not have the time or financial resources to recover. A recent report found that 60 percent of companies that lost their data shut down within six months of the disaster.
Your patient and client data is the lifeblood of your business, so making sure it’s both safe and accessible at all times should be a top priority for any practice owner or manager. That’s why it’s important to have an automated solution that backs up your vital practice data.
The days of old fashioned manual backups to vulnerable on-site servers or backup disks are dangerous and out-of-date. Your practice simply can’t afford the lethal combination of lost productivity, unrecoverable digital assets and lost consumer confidence if disaster struck.
Avoid data loss and ensure you can access or restore your data following a hardware failure or natural disaster. Data backup services from Covetrus are a seamless, affordable way to prevent your business from losing data. This automated service works in the background to store your data remotely and protect against its loss.
Simply load the software, follow the easy-to-follow prompts, and select the files to be stored. Your data is then compressed, encrypted, and transmitted to a secure vault off-site. Backups are monitored to ensure they are completed successfully. Retrieving data is simple and fast, and it’s available 24/7, 365 days a year.