I want to talk to the small- and midsized-business owner or operator about the importance of developing an efficient, secure data disaster plan. I’m specifically targeting this group for three basic reasons:

  1. Small- and mid-sized businesses don’t usually have a massive budget for an around-the-clock IT staff and the associated resources.
  2. The impact of a failed hard drive is more devastating to a business in this group. One crashed computer out of 200 is fairly insignificant; one failed drive out of two can be disastrous.
  3. Finally, studies show that this group is less likely to have an effective data backup plan, even though the impact of lost data could close their doors. There are seemingly hundreds of hard drive data recovery services. Check your local yellow pages phone listings. However, don’t pick the first one on the list. In fact, you shouldn’t make any decisions until you have thoroughly checked out the candidates credentials. Some “recovery services” are merely collection points, often sending your drive to the lowest bidder. There’s no telling where your data might end up.

If you think about what’s actually on that drive – sensitive and confidential client files, passwords and business records – you should realize that security is vitally important. We take security very seriously at The Data Rescue Center. When you contract us for standard hard drive or SSD recovery, your data doesn’t end up on a shelf in the back room. Our state-of-the-art security measures protect your data 24/7.

How you get your data to the recovery service is important as well. In the next article, we’ll take a look at some options and how our Red Box Kit expedites delivery.