By Bob Milliken
If your data is important to your business and you cannot afford to have your operations halted for days – even weeks – due to data loss or corruption, then please take 2 minutes and read this article as it contains a very important message regarding your company’s backup and your ability to be up and running fast in the event of a data-erasing natural disaster, server failure, virus attack or other “digital crisis.”
A few months ago, we discovered a tremendous backup and disaster recovery system. When we first found this solution, I was skeptical that it could deliver protection and security for an incredibly low price. But after doing a ton of research and testing, we found that this is by far an absolute necessity for all companies concerned at all about securing their computer data.
While many backup systems are “good,” there are a lot of problems with many older, inferior systems. Problems such as:
- Not backing up ALL of your critical data off-site.
- If a problem were to disable your server(s), it could cost thousands to restore and would take a few days (minimum) to get you back up and running.
- It may not do open files or continuous backups; that means you could lose an entire day’s worth of work if something goes wrong.
- You have to do something manually in the process, leaving room for human error.
If you are among the 90% of small businesses who do not have a working backup, disaster, recovery plan in place, or you are not confident that your data can be restored quickly in the event of an unexpected disaster, then here are five critical questions that you need to have the answers to:
- What is the true cost to your business if you lost all of your data?
- What is remote, off-site, managed backup and why your business should be using this service?
- Why tape drives, external hard drives, and USB devices fail and give you a false sense of security?
- What are the 7 critical characteristics you should absolutely demand from any off-site backup service?
- What is the #1 cause of data loss that businesses don’t even think about until their data is erased?
The survival of your business may depend on having the right backup in place. Take the steps now to make sure you never have to deal with loss of all of your data, and the costs and devastation of being “out of business”. Disaster recovery planning has become a necessity to protect what you have worked so hard to build.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call and we’ll be happy to guide you in the right direction. Connect with Bob at TheITguy@CascadiaSystemsGoup.com, or give us a call –604.270.1730.
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