Disaster recovery plan is of utmost importance for any small, medium or large sized business. Recently we have witnessed a new trend in which businesses are incorporating the Mobile Device Management within their disaster recovery plan. No one wants disasters, but such situation can come up anytime and you, as a business owner, should always be ready and prepared to face it. Most businesses prefer to upgrade their disaster recovery plans on a regular basis to meet the requirements of this ever growing industry. In this article, we would examine weather incorporating the mobile device management within the disaster recovery plan is a good move or not?
AT&T stated in its one of the recent surveys they surveyed more than 500 IT executives in the US, and more than 60% of the executives were hopeful and excited about the recent addition of wireless and mobile device management within the business continuity plan. While others still prefer the use of cloud computing to ensure business continuity and disaster recovery. The majority of the people indicated that they are interested in incorporating mobile security and management to ensure the utmost security of the corporate data as well as personal data of the employees.
Security is not the primary concern of for IT executives of the companies; the main concern is to manage the devices. This task can be easy in normal scenarios, but when a disaster strikes, and communication between different business systems get disconnected, this task may become impossible. This is where cloud management services come in handy. They can help you recover your data from cloud storage to ensure business continuity. By moving the mobile management on clouds we can ensure that the business stays in the loop with its employees as well as customers, while the data is restored.
Due to high demand for such services, more and more service and solution providers are emerging on the surface of the web to offer the solutions. But not everyone is of high quality hence a good bit of research is required before making the decision. Some solution providers make false promises, which you should not believe in any case. As when the disaster hits, and the company is unable to keep its promise, your business might get tremendously affected by it.
Since different types of attacks are being made to the IT infrastructures recently, the IT managers need to be well aware of all the latest types of threats and ensure that the disaster recovery or mobile device management plan they are opting for having the ability to protect from them. It is however recommended to have a separate mobile device management and disaster recovery solutions in place. This way you will be able to have specialized solutions designed to cater the specific needs of that particular disaster.
Opting for various security solutions, specific for specific task, will make the business operations and disaster recovery much more manageable. Upgrading your security and management systems is also equally important for maximum benefits and utmost security.
Maegan Pulman is a freelance IT consultant and technology enthusiast. She is active in local and international IT events and is always on the lookout for the latest industry trends.