Data backup solutions
Your company data stored on your computers and servers is precious and is needed in order for your company to trade. What would happen if you arrived at work one day and discovered all your data had been lost? Would your business still be able to function? The answer is likely to be that continuing with your business would be very difficult and it might even have to close.
There are a number of ways your data can be lost, and they all happen without warning.
- Data is stored on a hard drive or solid state drive. These are usually very reliable, but they are not perfect and can sometimes fail.
- Fire is another, thankfully rare, way you can lose your company data. If your building is destroyed by fire, any data stored on any computers or servers in the building is likely to be lost too. A fire leaves you with the not inconsiderable problem of finding somewhere new to run your business from. Losing your data as well means that, while you might be able to get new premises, you won't have any records to continue trading with.
- It is possible, despite all your best efforts to protect yourself, that you could be hit by a virus or malware attack, compromising your valuable data, or at least making it difficult or impossible to access.
You can protect against any and all these threats, and others we haven't mentioned, by taking a copy, or backup, of your data and keeping it off site. Ideally, a backup should be taken overnight and then taken off site the next day. This is easy to do and will mean you have all your data up to the end of the previous day.
Contact SEP Business Services for help and advice and a backup solution tailored to your business.