Posted on 27 March 2018

World Backup Day (and why you should backup your data!)

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World Backup Day (and why you should backup your data!)

In the spirit of World Backup Day on 31st March, take a look at our top 5 benefits of remote backup.

Why back up?

Whether it’s wedding photos or business critical files, losing your data is more than just a slight inconvenience.

According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017, “nearly 7/10 large businesses identified a security breach or attack with the average cost of such being £20,000” (though this reached millions in some cases). For small businesses, the survey revealed “nearly one in five taking a day or more to recover from their most disruptive breach.”

Whilst a breach doesn’t always lead to a loss, having a disaster recovery and backup plan is always best practice.

It’s not just breaches you need to worry about.

Disasters can strike in any form and at any time. Whether it’s human error or a huge office fire, would your business be able to continue if all of your data was lost?

What do we think?

Disasters can strike at any time, so having a secure backup option in place is better than firefighting after the damage has been done. We recommend critical data is backed up in the most secure and easily accessible way possible – remotely.

Our top 5 benefits of remote backup:

  1. Security!

Employing remote backup means the data is safe and encrypted, so you won’t have to worry about others locating and compromising your files.

  1. Reduces workload

Gone are the days when a designated employee or business owner has to take a manual backup of your files before heading home for the night. Remote data backup to the cloud involves automation so all of your data will be backed up regularly and automatically saving your business time.

  1. Reliability

Remote backup can be automated and updated as regularly as you need it to be, so it’s more reliable than a manual and on-premise backup. As it is done online, it means you can recover any files you need quickly.

  1. Easy set up

Backing up data remotely is as easy as a few clicks. As long as it’s deployed correctly, you can relax in the knowledge that your data is protected and being backed up automatically.

  1. Saves money

Remote backup is often a cost-effective solution for businesses who need to store a lot of data. You no longer need a lot of the physical equipment required for manual backups and you can often save on storage solutions too.

“Sounds great! What now?”

The good news is, you don’t have to wait until World Backup Day! We recommend backing up data continuously and are on hand every single day to help you deploy the right backup and disaster recovery solutions for your business.

Get in touch with one of our team to discuss your requirements today.