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Why Data Backup Is Important For Businesses

Data is vital to the success of most modern businesses. How long realistically could your business survive without access to data? If you lost access to all your records, customer contact information, financial data, stock inventory etc. could you still serve your customers?

If the idea of losing all your data scares you, you should already have a data backup and recovery plan in place. But if you haven’t got one, hopefully we can convince you that it’s time to backup and secure your data. 

Without A Backup, Your Business Data Is Always At Risk

When your business is connected to the internet, you are exposed to hundreds of threats and vulnerabilities. Unfortunately, no company is too big or too small to be vulnerable to hackers, ransomware, viruses, or phishing scams. 

Over half the businesses which suffer a major data loss incident will go out of business in the following 12 months, and those which do not are likely to suffer a loss of revenue and reputation.  

While most online threats can be protected against with professional cybersecurity services, you can never guarantee the security of your data to an absolute degree. For this reason, it is vital to have a reliable backup of your data which can be easily restored in the event of that the original data is lost, stolen, or becomes corrupted.

How Does A Data Backup Help Me If My Data Is Lost, Stolen, Or Corrupted?

Data recovery is a vital part of ensuring business continuity after a disaster. If your business is unfortunate enough to suffer a data loss incident, it is vital for you to be able to get your organization back up and running again as soon as possible. To limit downtime in your organization and restore your data quickly and seamlessly, you will need the correct data backup and recovery processes in place.

What Are The Different Solutions For Backing Up Data?

A good rule to follow for data backups is called the “3, 2, 1 Principle”. So called because it is considered best practice to have: 

  • At least 3 copies of your data. 
  • On at least 2 different media. 
  • At least 1 copy should be stored in a separate location. 

An example of a data backup solution that follows this 3, 2, 1 principle would be backing up your server to a local NAS drive and backing it up to a cloud storage platform. This way you have 3 copies of your data, stored on two different storage media (the original, 1 physical NAS backup and 1 in the cloud), and the cloud storage is physically separate from the original server and the backup NAS. This means that even if you had an office fire which destroyed the original server and the NAS drive, you would still have a copy of your data in the cloud which could be recovered to a new server once you had set up at a new office or worked on in the cloud. 

How Carden IT Services Can Help With Your Data Backup And Recovery?

Carden IT Services offers a variety of disaster recovery and data backup services, ensuring that your organization can maintain business continuity and minimise downtime in the event of a data loss incident. 

You can reduce the consequences of most business disasters and prevent them from compromising the overall stability of your organization by using a combination of failover solutions, cloud services and disaster recovery planning.

You can learn more about our data backup and recovery services here or speak to our team today to get started. 

Author: Jeremy Huson

Jeremy Huson is the founder and director of Carden IT Services LLC. He has nearly two decades of experience managing business’s IT networks and his areas of expertise are IT consultation and cybersecurity.

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