Have you backed up your data?

Most of us know how frustrating it can be when we lose important files, both personal and work-related but have you got the best backup for your business data? In an increasingly  digital world, businesses would take a huge hit if something happened to their data and with the ever-increasing threat of cybercrime and the increased numbers of people remote working, it has never been more important to protect and back up your data.

So what exactly what do we mean by ‘data backup’?

Data backup is simply the process of creating a copy of the data on your system that you use for recovery in case your original data is lost or corrupted. You can also use backup to recover copies of older files if you have deleted them from your ‘live’ system.

Here are four reasons why you should backup your data:

Human Error

Although we would all like to think that such mistakes will never happen, one of the most common reasons for data loss is human error. Although businesses usually have quality assurance programs and efficient processes in place, it is often too easy to accidentally enter the wrong data or delete data.

As a business owner, you must think about every scenario possible. For example, what would you do if an employee accidentally left their laptop on public transport or spilt a cup of coffee on a desktop computer, frying the hard drive which contained your saved business files? By having a backup solution in place, businesses are less likely to worry about the little things that could happen to their data due to employee error.

Employee or competitor theft

Unfortunately, corporate theft is on the rise. Biscom found that 85% of employees have admitted to taking information and company documents that they created while 30% admitted that they took company information and documents that they did not create.

What may be even more alarming, 20% of employees said they would be more likely to take data (if they were fired or laid off) due to the anger they’re experiencing. They also said they would be more likely to pass it on to a competitor. When former employees steal data, it may be their intention to damage your business so if you don’t have that data backed up, it may be deleted permanently from your system.

Natural disasters

All over the world, Mother Nature has wreaked havoc on technology systems. Sometimes floods, fires and other natural disasters are simply unavoidable and no matter how safe you think you’re keeping your data and files; they can very quickly disappear by unpredictable events if you do not have the correct backup solutions in place.

Competitive Advantage

When your business has a data backup and recovery solution in place, you know you have an advantage over your competition.

When you can guarantee your customers that you have a solid data backup and recovery plan it can also increase the trust and confidence in the business itself. Unfortunately, some business owners are still saving important data in one place such as on the hard drive of their desktop or laptop computer. An online data backup and recovery solution provides peace of mind for you, your employees, and your customers. That means you can help retain your credibility, boost your reputation, and protect your data and information.

These are just a few considerations to think about when it comes to the protection of your data. If you’d like more information on our data backup services you can speak with one of our specialists today –
0161 464 6101 or email us at hello@datacentreplus.co.uk and we’ll be happy to help.

 

 

 

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