The importance of backing up your data

Below are four very important reasons to make sure you have your data backed up. If you have important information that needs to be protected then off-site back up is definitely the way forward.

 

Simple Recovery

People make mistakes, it happens. So it’s best you can get back up and running as quick as possible. Virus ridden emails can be accidentally opened and super important files can be deleted with the slip of a finger. If you take frequent snapshots of your systems you can avoid these fearful issues. Have a good recovery set up process in place so you can restore to before a virus took over or recover files that were accidentally deleted. It’s really easy to protect your business from these little things and having your data backed up is the best solution.

 

Audits, Taxes, and Archives

Many, if not most businesses are required to keep business records for an extended period. It’s easy to assume that your computer will have you covered but that’s not a solid plan… what if they don’t? Ensuring you have offsite backup of super important client information can really save you if something goes wrong.

 

Competitive Advantage

In the untimely event of a disaster, the first business to get back up and running will take all the business of those that aren’t back on their feet. Not having a plan can mean your doors close for good. Imagine losing 10 years of client information; invoices, policies, IP now how would you get it all back. Without a proper plan in place it may take a year, in a worst case scenario you don’t get it back at all. In order for your business to survive you need back up.

 

Deadly Downtime

Human hands are very capable of destroying a business through silly mistakes or oversights. Simply backing up data and having an effective backup and disaster recovery plan in place can help mitigate these types of threat. You can be one of the surviving businesses if you think ahead. Not to mention minimal downtime and a drastic drop in the productivity of your team and your business.