Disaster Recovery as a Service: What is it and do you need it?

Road to recovery: organisational health and resilience

Traditional metrics – primarily financial – have long been held as the key indicators of a company’s health. An organisation could be considered healthy if it was functioning effectively and responding to change appropriately.

At its heart, organisational health relates to a company’s ability to function effectively, to cope adequately, to change appropriately, and to grow from within in the face of adversity and also in ‘peace time’.

However, the lens through which companies view their health is changing. Other metrics, such as employee engagement, job satisfaction, staff retention, absenteeism, and cost and time to hire, among others, offer an alternative view that is just as meaningful as financial metrics.

Having a long-term vision and continuing to innovate allows companies to thrive. According to McKinsey’s Organizational Health Index (OHI), companies with this long-term orientation consistently score highest and thus are deemed ‘healthy’. Long-term thinking is key to companies surviving times of economic hardship when the temptation is to revert to short-term thinking…

Disaster Recovery as a Service: What is it and do you need it?

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) enables businesses to outsource the responsibility of data loss mitigation. DRaaS utilizes a cost-effective combination of hardware and cloud technology to provide real-time IT infrastructure backup and redundant functionality to minimize service downtime when recovering from a disaster.

“A DRaaS is more than simply a backup service provider. DRaaS can also reduce some of the complexity associated with disaster recovery.”

Dennis Thankachan, Founder and CEO of Lightyear,

DRaaS provides companies with an outsourced option for protecting their IT infrastructure and related applications against natural and digital disasters. Disasters such as hardware failure, a power outage, issues with fiber connection, hurricanes, tornadoes, and even cyber-attacks have the ability to inhibit a company’s ability to operate and serve customers. Aside from human capital, a company’s IT infrastructure is often its most valuable asset, and having a recovery plan is essential to avoid expensive downtime and business interruption…

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