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Security and continuity for the enterprise in today’s global scenario is a must. An enterprise needs to have a data back up in some other city or premise, so, when there is a case of a natural calamity or a damage to the data, the other data premise would ensure the continuity of the enterprise. On the other hand, security is for the safety that in certain times, no external threat could hamper or breach the data stored. In this time of global pandemic, almost all the work is done on the basis of cloud computing, hence, security and continuity would ensure that the data is stored safely, and the same can be continued from different parts of the world.

The definitive objective of all businesses no matter in which sectors they operate is to sustain secure environment of their IT infrastructure and business continuity. In order to achieve these goals for the presentation of the organizational systems, the relationship among the investment, employee, customer, data and information must be maintained without any deterioration. Organization’s information may be any such as financial data, production data, sales & marketing data, customer data, etc. which are critical. Therefore, the availability of this data is a must to the enterprise for it to process from any part of the world.

The enormous interrogation: Is your business prepared for a data security and data availability?

Business pioneers invest the main part of their opportunity planning for development, life span, and furnishing their associations with the information and innovation needed to complete things more brilliantly and quickly. For example, imagine a scenario where a threat similar to a security break or cataclysmic event ends up trading off your business information. What is the arrangement of your enterprise for security and coherence at the time of crisis? Does the enterprise have guidelines set up to limit business interference and reestablish the association back to ordinary? The above mentioned questions are a vital study area to all the ventures of professionals and enterprises involving in IT environment. There should be a solution which includes retrieving the information and data whenever and wherever required.

There is no big loss than not being able or access your information or having a constant threat towards your data. When the information of the enterprise is not secured, the risk of losing data and not being able to retrieve it would be the biggest concern of the organization. In order to ensure the safety of the data, the IT infrastructure, network, server, connectivity, software, security, etc. should be highly classified and secured as well as, constant risk monitoring should be done to ensure the same.

In above mentioned cases, the enterprises have two options: 1) setting up data centers in their own premises (on premise), or, 2) Cloud computing solutions for the IT infrastructures. There are obviously arguments of the benefit and deficit of the both, however, cloud computing is more feasible in terms of cost effectiveness, scalability, uptime, and availability in all devices with internet connectivity. The on-premise solution also has the above mentioned characteristics, but is not cost effective as they have to invest on specialized IT support team for monitoring 24/7, latest software update, one- time capital investment, climate control (HVAC- Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) and physical space.

Taking everything into account, the enterprise should keep the above in mind for forming a guideline for their data. In the time of global delinquent, like the pandemic currently, security and continuity would ensure the safety as well as accessibility of the data, whether online by cloud computing, or, offline by the IT infrastructure of the enterprise on different premises.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Economic Times – ET Edge Insights, its management, or its members

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