3 Reasons Why Businesses Don’t Meet Disaster Recovery Goals

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According to QuorumLabs Inc.’s latest survey of over 300 IT experts across different industries, 72 percent of firms cannot achieve IT recovery standards. According to the survey, there is a significant difference between the time it is acceptable to recover and what it takes to recover. In other words, many organizations fail to reach their Recovery Time Objective (RTO) or Recovery Point Objective (RPO). 

According to Gabe Gambill, VP Products & Operations at QuorumLabs Inc., this usually happens due to three reasons.

1. A Lack of Data Protection & Disaster Recovery Solutions

In some circumstances, a software bug or an upgrade might disrupt the backup and external hard drive data recovery process. In others, the data recovery services do not react to your support inquiries quickly enough.

When choosing a data recovery provider to assist with your RTO and RPO, be sure to verify their reliability in various circumstances. Look for internet reviews of the vendor’s customer service so you can reach your RTO and RPO objectives. Your choice of service provider is crucial in your business’s long-term security and success, so make sure to do your due diligence along the way.

2. A Lack of Communication

The most prevalent scenario is that data backup and recovery are not even addressed within an organization’s management team. Most business executives believe that IT leaders have it under control, while IT leaders believe business leaders are aware of their current recovery time. In the case of an IT outage, this lack of communication may be disastrous.

RTO and RPO should ideally be evaluated at least once a year, and business and IT management teams must sign off on the existing recovery strategies. As an organization, this will provide more transparency and ease downtime risk management. As with most business processes, things will run more smoothly if all departments and sectors are aware of these crucial details. Don’t wait until a system-wide outage to develop contingencies and plan your disaster response.

3. A Lack of IT Resources

Most businesses have the resources to back up their data but not to retrieve it. That’s because most non-IT executives see the value of backup. In contrast, they are unaware of the significance of its recovery. Although IT professionals understand the need to be prepared for IT failure, getting other executives on board can be difficult, especially if they haven’t had to deal with the agony of systemwide IT outages.

People do not look for ways to solve a problem unless something happens. Investing in IT recovery is the same way, so many firms lack the resources to accomplish their RTO and RPO goals. What differentiates top-performing companies from the rest is their ability to plan for unanticipated risks like these.


According to Gartner, a systemwide IT failure can cost an organization an average of $5,600 each minute, or over $300,000 per hour. Businesses that are not prepared for a systemwide failure might be devastated by the expense of downtime. If you want to avoid this, it’s time to invest in data recovery services.

Whether you’re a homeowner or small business owner in the Greenwood, IN area, Finchum Fixes It is here as your one-stop shop for IT consulting & services and to meet your technological needs. If you need digital marketing and IT support such as data recovery services, make sure to get in touch with us today!


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