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? 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.
There are a number of ways your data can be lost, and they all happen without warning.
- The hard drive or solid state drive in your computer holds all your data. While these are very reliable, they are not perfect and can stop working.
- Building fires are thankfully a rare occurrence, but when they do happen, they destroy everything, including all your precious company data. Having to find new premises to trade from is a big enough headache, but if your data isn't securely backed up and safe, you probably won't have the information you need to continue your business.
- Your data can be lost or, frustratingly, be rendered inaccessible by malware and viruses. While you will of course be taking precautions against viruses, there is still the possibility of one getting through and damaging your data.
The solution to all these and other threats to your data is to make regular backups and keep the backups off site. Ideally, a backup should be taken every night and taken off site the following day. At worst, if this is done, you will only lose one day's data in the event of a loss of data.
Contact SEP Business Services for help and advice and a backup solution tailored to your business.