Have you ever lost your data due to a computer crash, virus, or other disaster? Without a backup in place, data loss actually puts many organizations out of business because they just can’t recover. When a business suffers data loss, it means downtime and every hour of downtime is costing you money and missed opportunities. Which is one of the many reasons companies use our Managed I.T. Services which include data backup and recovery.
Companies have several options for data backup and recovery, and how successful their recovery process is depends on the method they choose. When you use a cloud-based backup or a removable disk backup that’s designed specifically for backup and recovery, you get a more secure backup solution then you would if you only backed up data on an external USB drive. These backup and recovery tools create an image of your entire hard drive. If you need to restore data to another PC, not only will your files be restored, but also your email, software, and other system settings, so you’ll be able to get back up and running faster.
Here are the 5 reasons data backup solutions should be at the top of your technology priority list:
1. Protection from Ransomware: Ransomware attacks are a growing threat to many organizations. When you have a backup of your data, you’re protected against the costs of a ransomware attack since you can easily restore all your data to cleaned devices without needing to pay and expensive ransom fee to the attacker.
2. Stay in Business No Matter What: If a freak accident or natural disaster strikes your office, you can end up losing everything inside. Having a cloud-backup is vital to keeping your business going after a disaster because your team will have the data that they need to keep your company running from an alternate location.
3. Mitigate Risks Due to Human Error: Accidental deletion is one of the top causes of data loss and if an important folder or document is deleted from your server, it could be gone forever and cost you a lot to replace the contents. However, with data backup that can be easily restored for you.
4. Don’t Worry about a Hard Drive Crash: Hard drives can fail due to a number of different reasons and often this can happen without warning. If you don’t have a system monitoring plan in place or a backup copy of your records, you will be stuck with an entire computer or server’s worth of lost files.
5. Secure Data from Virus and Malware: There are many forms of malware out there that can cause serious damage to your data such as, trojans that corrupt files to spyware that works to infiltrate your sensitive information. Once you realize you’re infected, it can leave your business at a standstill until the issue is solved. Having a clean copy of all your data is safer than trying to extract dangerous scripts from your files. It means an easier and less expensive recovery, because the infected devices can be wiped clean and simply restored from your backup.