Data backup solutions
Your company data stored on your computers and servers is precious and is needed in order for your company to trade. Imagine arriving for work one day and finding all your company data gone. Could you continue to run your business? The answer is probably either that your business would have to close, or at least, that continuing to run it would be very difficult.
Data loss can occur at any time in a number of different ways and with little or no warning at all.
- 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.