If you know the IT and data world at all, you probably have heard the phrase, “If you have only one, you have none.” This mantra means that if you don’t have a backup plan for your data, you have nothing at all. You could be gambling your business’s future without a clear and well practiced backup plan. The data on your devices changes every single day and those changes could mean a considerable amount of revenue, financial stability, or even the fate of your company’s reputation. Let’s face it. Now that a majority of us are working remotely, we have a little more time on our hands to take care of the things that seem to fall through the cracks. If having a data backup plan that is well executed is one of those things, then now is a good time to take a close look at why you should institute a backup policy that is actually followed.
Natural and Man Made Disasters
It should come as no surprise to any of us now that the world can change in the blink of an eye, whether it is a pandemic, a natural disaster, or a man made catastrophe. Stuff happens. Data can be lost through all sorts of events such as a power loss, power surge, flood, human error, or even through malicious intent of a hacker or cyber criminal. These disasters can be somewhat mitigated, however, if every company has a backup plan whereby they have multiple levels and types of backups including icloud, servers, or hardware like a USB drive that can store recent data.
Disasters happen to all sizes of businesses, in all different fields. None of us seem to be immune. What we need to plan for however, is the continuation of our business operations should such data loss occur. Planning in advance where data is automatically and regularly backed up can help companies get back on their feet with a little downtime and loss as possible. Many companies have thorough and complete disaster plans that include a multi-level backup plan for all data including data from the past 24 hours.
Viruses and Ransomware
Imagine that one of your employees accidentally opens an attachment or email that contains malicious code or ransomware. Your data may be lost or locked away where you can not access it. How do you deal with the downtime or loss of functionality? With a backup plan, you will have access to the most recent backup copy. Does your business practice good backup protocol? If you need a review of your disaster plan or backup protocol contact us for a thorough review.