IT support company D2NA helped get a client up and running again within 24 hours after they were badly hit by this summer’s flooding.
Now Managing Director Graham Doyle is warning business owners of the potentially devastating consequences for companies in flood risk areas.
“We had an emergency call from a client who found their offices under water and we were able to get them up and running within 24 hours,” said Graham.
“Fortunately, the company had invested in off site data storage or the consequences could have been devastating for the future of the business.
“Evidence shows that around 80 per cent of companies who suffer a major catastrophe, like a serious flood, fail.
“In IT terms this risk can be greatly reduced by having your business server, or at the least a back-up of your server, in a different location to your office.”
D2NA, based at Lymedale, Newcastle-under-Lyme, provide IT Support Services for companies and public sector organisations across the Midlands and beyond.
The company has a 24 hour a day on call service and are specialists in getting business up and running when disaster strikes.
Graham said: “We advise companies to think about business continuity and work with them to put a disaster recovery plan in place.
“When we were called out to the recent flooding incident we were able to get their IT up and running within 24 hours.
“If they had stored their data on a server on-site then the estimate for the work would probably have been around five days. It is questionable whether some companies could survive a week long shut down particular in the current economic climate.
“It is important that people consider how their data is stored. Ideally, this should be at a site away from your office either on a physical server or by utilising Cloud computing.”