Legal and other professional services firms must maintain tight control over sensitive data. That’s why so many companies keep their servers and data centers on-site. But keeping applications and data on-site increases the risk of servers being damaged or destroyed by power failures or natural disasters. So despite keeping their computer systems close, three in four organizations worldwide are failing to protect their most critical systems and data without even realizing it.
That’s why it’s crucial that professional firms develop a strategy that covers how they can prevent and recover from potential threats. Having a business continuity plan can safeguard against IT infrastructure failure, and these common risks:
- Productivity meltdown: When the majority of business files are stored on an internal server, losing access to that server for even a day can bring operations to a grinding halt.
- Reputational loss: Professional services firms trade on their reputation, and clients demand security and confidentiality. As a result, data breaches can, and do, ruin business relationships.
- Financial fallout: Server downtime can hit business’ bottom lines hard. Companies have lost more than $70 million over a five-year period because of server downtime alone.
three in four organizations worldwide are failing to protect their most critical systems and data without even realizing it.
How DaaS creates business continuity
With a Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) solution, the vast majority of your financial firm’s business continuity plan is contained within a cloud-based server. When on-site servers shutdown, it’s impossible to access your data. However, if a virtual server experiences an issue, DaaS solutions seamlessly transfer your entire desktop to another virtual server. DaaS makes data loss a thing of the past, and ensures that team members can access what they need from anywhere.
With a DaaS solution in place, professional services firms can keep data safe and productivity levels up, even in the face of server errors.