Why Your Business Needs Remote Data Backups
Did you know that 60% of companies that lose their data will go out of business within 6 months of the disaster? Is your business capable of sustaining itself if you had to shut down for days or weeks due to data loss or corruption? Most small business owners wouldn’t.
Key causes for data loss are typically hardware or system malfunctions, followed by human error and software corruptions.
With that in mind, does your business have a remote, managed backup site for your data? The ONLY way to completely protect your data and guarantee that you could restore it all after a major disaster is by maintaining an up-to-date copy of your data offsite in a high-security facility.
Remote backups allow you to maintain a secure copy of your data in a location other than your office. Usually this type of backup is done automatically via the Internet after hours to a high security facility.
So how do you choose a company to handle your data backup? Not all data service companies are created equal. When looking for a provider, make sure that they possess the following characteristics:
- Military-level security, data transfer, and data storage
- Multiple data centers that are geographically dispersed
- Highly qualified technicians
- The ability to produce overnight copies of your data on a data storage device. (Tied to that, ask your service provider if you have the option to have your initial backup performed through a hard copy.)
- The ability to restore your company’s data to a different computer than the one it was backed up from
- Regular (daily/weekly) status reports of your backup
There are hundreds of companies offering remote backup services, so what makes SaalexIT the “go to” provider for many Central Florida businesses?
The bottom line is our solutions can reduce downtime from weeks to hours or days. Backup plans are always reviewed with the client first, and changes are made as needed. Clients can also be given access to a web portal to review the status of their backup system or to opt into receiving weekly reports via email.
SaalexIT is currently responsible for Disaster Preparedness/Contingency Planning, in partnership with TerraCom Direct, and has developed custom storage solutions, including Continuity of Operations and disaster recovery plans that provide data redundancy and system security.
You have a 30% chance of having a corrupted file within a one-year time frame. Do you want to leave the fate of your company up to chance? Call SaalexIT now at (800) 584-6844 or email sales@saalexIT.com for a FREE Network Assessment (A $250 Value), which includes a Data Security Analysis.
Want to take a deeper dive? Click here to check out our “12 Little Known Facts About Data Backups” White Paper.