Internet downtime is without a doubt one of the most frustrating aspects of running a business.

Whether you’re having connectivity issues or you’re facing a full outage, problems of this kind can hinder productivity and grind business to a halt. In serious cases, data can be permanently  lost and you can be left having to explain the situation to clients.

Thankfully, preventative measures can be put in place to not only minimise the risk of downtime and data loss in the first place, but also ensure that should a problem occur, your company’s most vital information can be recovered at a moment’s notice.

Let’s take a look at exactly what a disaster recovery service is and explore how it can help IFAs.


What is a disaster recovery service?

Perhaps one of the best ways to explain disaster recovery is to describe what it isn’t. Disaster recovery isn’t simply the process of backing up a website or device’s content in a second or third location. Making your own backups can be a great first step, but disaster recovery is much more thorough, fast and reliable than using NAS drives and offsite cloud-based apps such as DropBox and Google Drive..


Disaster recovery as a service is a cloud computing and backup process that embraces cloud resources to protect applications and data from disruption. It will give the business in question reassurance that should a disaster occur, such as a fire, flood or device theft, business will be able to continue as normal and valuable electronic assets can be retained.


Disaster recovery services tend to store data in secure data centres that are purpose-built for security and reliability. Although the cloud can allow you to access your data from anywhere in the world, UK and EU-based data centres can give you an extra layer of reassurance. A reliable disaster recovery provider should also give you the option of both onsite and offsite storage.


Stay productive

With the help of a reliable and robust disaster recovery service, you can avoid disruption to the day-to-day running of your business and ensure your team can continue to do their jobs.


Look for a service that ensures all your devices and data are accessible whenever you need them. In the event of a disaster, your disaster recovery providers should recover the tools and information you need at record speed. Some service providers will be able to recover your data before you’ve even noticed there’s an issue.


Protect company and client data

Losing important or confidential data can of course be disastrous for just about any business. But when you handle sensitive financial information, you’re under even more legal and moral obligation to protect the data you hold. With the help of disaster recovery, you can ensure that confidential details can be retrieved following an issue and a crisis can be averted.


Maintain your reputation

With your clients trusting that their financial details are in safe hands, the loss of their data could result in a loss of trust and have an impact on your reputation.

To find out how our disaster recovery service can transform the way you work, please get in touch with the team at Prism. We’ll help to put your mind at ease and ensure you can offer your clients the high standard of security and confidentiality they expect.