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Episode 102: What Happens When Data Loss Happens to You?

Data is at the core of our organizations. From our documented processes to payroll information and systems, if data loss occurs, businesses are severely impacted. In this episode, Chris Marshall, the founder of Verified Backups, shares his nearly three decades of data experience to explain how data loss can happen, how it can be prevented with backups, and the crucial practice of testing backups regularly.

After nearly 28 years of creating data warehouses, custom reports and user automation, Chris Marshall started Verified Backups LLC to bring peace of mind to CEOs and company owners. They have developed PATENT-PENDING technology to test each and every database backup to ensure it’s usable and current. They help companies recover when disaster strikes.

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In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why automations allow people to work at their highest value
  • The patent pending process for a new idea
  • Why data is critical and should be protected by backups
  • Why data backups should be tested every single day
  • Case studies on data loss and whether data backups could be recovered
  • What data loss does to the operations of a business
  • How to assess whether your third party providers have good data backup systems

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Vanessa Mathews, host

Vanessa Mathews is the founder and chief resilience officer of Asfalis Advisors, where they are focused on protecting the legacy of the leaders they serve through business resilience. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mathews developed global crisis management and business continuity programs for government and private sector organizations to include Lowe’s Companies, Gulfstream Aerospace, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Jon Seals, producer

Jon Seals is the editor in chief at Disaster Recovery Journal, the leading magazine/event in business continuity. Seals is an award-winning journalist with a background in publication design, business media, content management, sports journalism, social media, and podcasting.

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