Data is often the key to the successful operation of business. When access to critical data is lost, your company could be crippled. Flooding, power surges, or other environmental issues can effectively destroy your data, and that may well drive you out of business, especially smaller firms. However, all may not be lost.
Once the high winds, floods and storms have died down, CBL Data Recovery recommends that when the clean-up begins, individuals and business owners who discover storm-damaged computers, digital cameras and USB keys should consider these tips:
Data is usually pretty resilient. Files on flood-damaged laptops, desktop PCs and servers can often be recovered, even lost priceless digital photos on memory sticks and flash cards can frequently be rescued.
Companies with data backups may also find themselves caught between piles of debris and inaccessible hard drives, backup tapes floating in a water-logged closet or servers buried under downed power lines.
Backups or backup systems can fail, but they too can often be recovered even if they have been submerged in flood waters or impacted by moving objects.
Follow these simple steps to get your storm-affected gear on the road to recovery: