It is always good to plan ahead before disaster strikes because 'prevention is better than cure'. The following are some benefits of having a data disaster recovery plan:
There is an assurance: Since a plan has been put in place before a certain disaster occurs, there is an assurance and confidence that is built in the employees and also customers. This will mean that both the employees and customers remain loyal to a particular firm. It will also increase the customer base because having a contingency plan acts as a good selling pint to potential client. Being prepared for disasters is one way of attracting customers.
File Security: It has been noted that at the current time, file corruption has greatly increased due to the spread of viruses. This means that data can be easily lost. Thus, planning and putting into place systems of backup will ensure that data associated with that organization will be safe. In any case, if data is lost, they can always go to the backup and retrieve the data. In case of corrupt files, that backup system can be used to restore the corrupted files and allows a business to continue with its everyday running.
Saves on Time and Money: This is one of the major benefits of coming up with a data disaster recovery plan. If data was to be lost and no backups were kept, it would mean recreating the data all over again. Recreating this data would mean employees demanding overtime pay, informing the clients to bring their data back (meaning wasting the client's time and even money) and even negative publicity that would eventually lead to closure. A disaster plan puts in place backups that can be retrieved and business continues as usual. This saves a lot of time and money and therefore, it is advisable to come up with a disaster recovery plan for data .