Always have a backup plan for your business!
Always have a backup plan!
As with all aspects of life, it is best to have a backup plan! Today is World Back Up Day. A great opportunity to think about your current backup plan. We all know how devastating it is to lose precious data personal or business. Knowing your work photos and important documents are protected and safe is the best thing you can do.
So why not take the THE WORLD BACKUP DAY PLEDGE
“I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st.” I will also tell my friends and family about World Backup Day - friends don't let friends go without a backup!
Our experience with clients over the last year has shown us that even small businesses are not immune to malicious cyber-attacks and we have seen them grow considerably. Just in the UK alone, businesses were subjected to 52,596 attacks each on average in the three months to the end of June 2020.
Data loss, hacking, equipment failure and human error are some of the reasons to have a great backup plan.
Having an IT disaster recovery plan benefits your business in several ways, for example increasing your efficiency, keeping your clients' data safe.
As a business owner, keeping yourself protected and to be able to carry on in the face of a disaster is key. If your company holds sensitive information, you might consider yourself a target for hackers.
Industries vulnerable to attacks
Still, too many businesses don't have an effective disaster recovery plan in place. According to OGL Computer, industries such as hospitality, IT, legal, HR or finance are the most vulnerable to attacks, since these companies can handle a lot of private information about their clients.
That's why it is better to anticipate and plan for an attack, adapt your backup strategy to the eventuality of being under threat.
We are going to say it again ... It is REALLY IMPORTANT to have a backup plan.
Whether you are backing up online, to another hard drive or on your business servers.
Choose Cloud storage options
Having a cloud storage option is great for a number of reasons, in comparison to local storage. Let’s imagine for a second that your office or house gets flooded, robbed or there's a power surge not all your devices are prepared for. Just like that, it’s likely that your onsite backup will be gone. Cloud storage not only is an affordable way to store your most valuable data, but it also has no size restriction.
Plan C - Make a copy of your copy
Backup your backups! You can never be too cautious to have additional back-ups. Ideally 1 set onsite and 1 set off-site. They are necessary if natural or man-made disasters occur. Cloud technology allows us to enjoy the benefit of secure and flexible working from any location. It is affordable, easy and more secure than ever before.
If you are still wondering why backing up your data is essential, read below:
Avoid Business Downtime
Having regular data backup helps to mitigate disasters caused by system crashes. By ensuring that you are regularly saving and backing up, you are avoiding having to start over that important report which took you so long to build.
Data loss prevention
Keep your data safe. We are always talking about this. We’ve all heard about or experienced a tragic loss of data - whether it is our favorite family holiday pictures, your suppliers' contact list or vital business documents.
"We advise all our clients to think seriously about using multiple layers of protection for their data. We think this should happen at the network level and on each and every business device. Ideally - fully automated to avoid human error.” Jackye Govaerts - HelpDesk Heroes IT Security specialist.
Always make sure to save the files that are important to your business, in the event of a cybercrime, system crash or natural disaster, there is a backup set and ready for you to carry-on business as usual. It is never too late to start saving important company data.
Peace of mind
You may always hear the term peace of mind being mentioned, but it really makes a difference when you can get to work safe in the knowledge that all your important files and work is protected. It allows you to fully focus on the tasks ahead without worrying and feeling distracted.
With the above in mind, our Heroes’ helpdesk is available to assist with professional advice over the phone on 0208 064 2150 or remotely for all your business IT issues. We make it a priority to asess equipment and system maintenance, implement proactive IT security and provide reliable connectivity.
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