Backing up your data is an expense which is easy to overlook. But this is an attitude that you will quickly come to regret should things go wrong. If you don’t get a handle on disaster recovery, you could be in for an expensive and reputation destroying 2020.

Ransomware and other online crimes are expected to cost the world 8.7 trillion AUD per year by 2021. The creators of these lucrative attacks are often innovating faster than the security measures to protect against them. Enterprises should stay on top of the situation to avoid falling victim.

This is an area of tech which is developing fast, let’s take a look at some of the trends in data backup and disaster recovery set for 2020.

The Decline of Data Centres

New start-ups are no longer leasing or creating their own data centres. Instead, cloud-based solutions are the order of the day. With older businesses now moving to cloud as well, data centres are rapidly heading into obscurity. Cloud solutions make it easier to use more resources in the event of an attack and then recover data when it is over. While private data centres do not allow easy scalability, Cloud makes for a safe flip of the switch to scale. Cloud databases can only be accessed by authorised individuals that must verify their identities through the login security systems that guarantees the safety of your data.

Machine Learning

AI and machine learning will increasingly be used to monitor applications around the clock, dynamically allocating system resources to enhance disaster recovery. This will allow disaster recovery to find a place in more applications as the costs come down.

This automation will also allow backups to stay more current and integrate with other management applications. The efficiency of the IT department will be aided by remote monitoring and management along with AI detecting security breaches faster.

Proof of Protection

With ransomware and other organised attacks set to increase in 2020, insurance providers will demand clients to prove that they are working to prevent breaches of security. Cyber insurance companies are moving towards holding clients to account for their security policy as well as back-up and recovery solutions. SaaS backup will be the choice of many, since this solution stores data in separate Cloud accounts and offers more reliability by reducing the risks of physical damages.

Focusing on the User

No matter how secure the system is, the user is always the weakest link. The human factor is something that will have to increasingly be addressed to reduce the damage from phishing and social engineering attacks. There will be a larger focus on education to combat these threats in 2020.


The blockchain file system, with its ability to resist being overwritten or corrupted, should find more uses in combating ransomware. If an application comes under fire from a ransomware attack, the unchangeable history of blockchain allows backups to recover the database to just before the infection occurred.

Integrating Data Recovery

More software companies will move to integrate backup and recovery into their applications, providing greater value to clients. While most applications require separate protection today, there will be a move to having these important features part of the standard set-up of applications. This will be most welcomed by smaller enterprises which don’t normally have the resources to operate sufficient separate protection.


Having a great well tested IT disaster recovery plan is the first step to protecting your company data and infrastructure. It will help you prevent cybercrimes, human errors, natural disasters. Get in touch today to see how we can boost your business productivity. 

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