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Data Backup ‘s and why we need them

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Data Backup ‘s and Why we need them

Data Backup ‘s and why we need them

Losing your important data is almost unthinkable. A Bloomberg Business week article on September 2007 highlighted a study by the University of Texas that 43% of businesses which suffered data loss never recovered their businesses and ended up closing shop. Businesses that do survive loss of data end up suffering brand reputation and customers can lose trust in them. Almost all of them will suffer a decline in generated revenue while others will lose significant business opportunities. Therefore, data backup can simply save your business.

Data backup43 % of companies that experience disaster NEVER Reopen, 1/4 of smaller and mid sized businesses have no off-site backup. More than 1/2 are still relying on p[physical tape or disk. 87% of businesses say failure to recover data would damage business, 23% say it would be “disastrous”.

What would you do if your hard disk, with all your important data, failed? Or your laptop is stolen? What would happen if your files were corrupted or deleted by a virus? The first line of defence in all these scenarios, whether caused by a malicious third party or a natural disaster, is a reliable backup. These are the reasons why you need to have a back-up solution for your data, which is regularly updated with your recent data.

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Databackup ‘s What is it ?

What are backup’s ?

Backups are essentially having duplicate copies of your most important information and saving it in a remote location where the copies are safe. In the event of data loss on your computer, you can retrieve the copies and get your data. There is a complete range of data backup solutions (external hard disks, flash disks, the cloud, etc.) each of which have their pros and cons.

Factors to consider when choosing data backup ‘s

The choice of data backup solution is based on your personal or your company’s requirements and the data that you wish to protect. Some of these factors include the data to be backed up, the size of the data, the cost of data backup, the sensitivity of your data and ability to restore and recover your data quickly.

Advantages of data backup

There are several advantages for businesses to have data backup for their business, here are the five main reasons:

  • Increased Reliability – The biggest advantage of data backup business stability. A good backup regime minimizes downtime and ensures business continuity with minimal disruption. You can update as you wish or even automate data backup and in the same way, data recovery becomes easy, fast and can be done at any time.
  • Gaining a competitive advantage – Whenever there is some form of data loss, downtime is almost inevitable. However, if your most recent data backup is easily available, you can quickly manage disruption and get your business up and running, thus protecting your business. In this way, your business reputation is enhanced and can increase your chances of succeeding in your field.
  • Record keeping – Most businesses require their business records for an extended period of time for different purposes ranging from audits, taxes, litigation to company regulations. Proper data backup means you are always prepared whenever such records are required and you are guaranteed that you can retrieve the data and use it.
  • Greater Security – Having your data backup stored in a remotely accessible, secure area means that your data is safe from unauthorized access by malicious individuals, or theft. Additional encryption tools can be incorporated to add an extra level of security for your precious data.
  • Saves Money – Any business investment decision should have an economic motivation. Remote data backup is much cheaper than having to assemble an array of computers, creating space to store them and funding the power they consume. Ultimately, data backup becomes a cost-effective solution for your business.

Traditional DR

Cloud Based DR

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Expensive Requires Duplicate Infrastructure and data silos

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Cost Effective Hardware and Application agnostic

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Complicated Manual processes, Time consuming Highly skilled staff

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Automated Simple to manage no manual intervention

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Unreliable Error Prone and untested

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Reliable Frequently Tested without disruption

Book your free on-site audit for your business so you can get a health check on your backup resilience and identify any weakness and potential risks as well as give some insight to potential improvements needed to stay secure and reach your future business goals.

Make sure you take action before it’s too late…

avoid a potentially catastrophic backup failure…

and sleep peacefully at night knowing that you are taking all the steps you need to take to ensure that your invoicing, the data you hold on or for your most valued customers and other mission-critical business records is backed up safely and securely…