Posted on 27 March 2019

World Backup Day 2019

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Ever experienced that awful moment where your laptop suddenly crashes and that spreadsheet or document you’ve been working on for the past 3 hours is *poof* gone?

Now, imagine that for your entire business.

Sounds unlikely right? Wrong

29% of all data disasters are caused by accident and a further 1 in 10 computers are infected with viruses each month. And with 30% of people having never backed up, that’s a whole lot of people and businesses at risk of destroying all of the important data you need and care about.

So, in honour of World Backup Day (31st March 2019), we’ve put together the top 5 reasons to ensure all of your business critical systems are backed up!

 

1. Data Loss Prevention

Fun fact: Did you know the most common reason for data loss is human error, with the top cause cited as deleting files accidentally?

Not so fun fact: Three types of damage may occur because of data loss:

First, data may be unrecoverable (yes, you need to say good bye to all of the files you’ve lost forever). This means that any business process that is dependent on that data will now be considerably hindered.

Next, some data may be recoverable but may require considerable time and resource to restore. This would require the data to be backed up in some other place, separate from the location in which the original data was lost. In this scenario, it may be the case that not all of the data can be recovered depending on how often your backups take place.

Finally, even applications and programs not directly related to lost data may fail. For example, loss of your central database may cause problems with your CRM or sales system if the two sync or interlink. A loss of this type can result in huge failures with multiple programs failing because of their dependence on another application’s data.

We’ve all heard about or experienced a tragic loss of data. The main reason for data backup is to save important files if a system crash or hard drive failure occurs.

So…what should you do?

You guessed it, backup! Speak to one of our experts today to discuss how we can implement a tailored backup solution for you and your business.

2. Plan B

Ok great, you take a backup each night, but what happens if your backups are corrupt or have failed?

Unfortunately, it can happen! So your backups need backing up too. This doesn’t need to be expensive or time consuming and the best place for any additional backup is the cloud. Backing up to the cloud is easier and more secure than ever and is something our team can help you with.

So…what should you do?

You guessed it, backup! Speak to one of our experts today to discuss how we can implement a tailored backup solution for you and your business.

3. Competitive Gain

The only casualties after a data loss aren’t just files, time or money. A major casualty is also trust.

In a world where the normal consumer is fast becoming clued on and concerned about their own personal data, where it’s saved and how it’s treated, don’t be the company that demonstrates you don’t know how to keep that data safe.

If you have the ability to quickly bounce back, you’re proving your reliability to your customers – something which many of your competitors won’t be able to do.

So…what should you do?

You guessed it, backup! Speak to one of our experts today to discuss how we can implement a tailored backup solution for you and your business.

4. Better together

Office 365 is the number-one cloud-based productivity site. Whether it’s Word, Excel or Outlook – many of our businesses rely on it day in, day out. Thankfully all of your data is safe and backed up in Office 365 right? Wrong!

Ok, some data can be recovered, but did you know you only have 93 days to do this? That’s why implementing another backup solution.

So…what should you do?

You guessed it, backup! Speak to one of our experts today to discuss how we can implement a tailored backup solution for you and your business.

5. Peace of Mind

Ready…set…restart!

Backing up your data regularly leads to peace of mind. If the worst was to happen, whether this is a cybercrime, system crash, natural disaster or…(most likely)…Sandra in Accounts spilling her coffee all over her laptop, there is backup ready to restart your systems immediately.

So…what should you do?

You guessed it, backup! Speak to one of our experts today to discuss how we can implement a tailored backup solution for you and your business.