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. 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.
You can lose your business data in a number of ways, and all of them can happen completely unexpectedly.
- 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.
- 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.
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.