Disaster-Proof Your Business Data
Many businesses don’t have a proper backup plan for their critical data. In fact, “58% of SMBs are not prepared for a data loss” according to the National Archives & Records Administration (NARA). Being unprepared means the potential to lose some or all critical data which can lead to further issues.
What happens then if that data is lost? Statistics show how important backups can be, as well as being sure recovery is possible. The University of Texas found that 94% of companies suffering from a catastrophic data loss do not survive. 43% never reopen and another 51% close within two years. That means only 6% of businesses survive losing critical data.
Backups protect your data from loss. If a disaster occurs the data can be restored and business can continue.
Managed Backups Versus Self-Managed Backups
There are many reasons why managed backups may prove better for your business over self managed backups. Backups require proper knowledge of the backup system being used and take time to correctly manage. Implementing backups and regularly testing restoration can be difficult to do in-house, and if not done properly can prove useless when the time comes that they are needed.
Managed backups eliminate these issues. Technicians knowledgeable in the backup systems we use ensure backups are working properly and monitored for any problems that may arise. Restorations are tested regularly to ensure there will be no issues if the backups are ever needed, giving you and your business peace of mind. On top of all that, restorations are included meaning you won’t have to worry about extra costs for restoring your data.
Managed Backup Benefits
- Scheduled Backups – Automatic back ups keep data stored in the cloud up to date.
- Monitored – Missed backups and other issues are addressed when they appear.
- Restoration Tested Regularly – Ensures the backups are fully usable.
- Data Restoration Included – Don’t stress about extra costs for restoring your data, even to a new system.
- Full System Backups – Protects everything on the system, and can restore to new hardware like nothing ever happened.
- File System Backups – Protects just critical files and folders, and files can be transferred to a different system.
- Ransomware Protection – On system protection and peace of mind so work doesn’t have to stop.
- Restoration Location – backups can be restored to the original system or to a new system if needed.
- Protect Cloud Office 365 Data – Office 365 backups protect your OneDrive content, Exchange servers, Emails, SharePoint data, and more.
- Website Backups – Keep your website data safe in case of virus attacks or corruption.
The Increasing Threat Of Ransomware
Ransomware is a type of malware that threatens to publish the victim’s data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid, usually by encrypting the data. Many companies have been attacked by ransomware, and the number is increasing. Forbes found that every 40 seconds, a business becomes the victim of ransomware. Because many businesses don’t have a proper backup plan in place, they have been forced to pay high costs to experts to try to recover the data or pay the ransom.
Businesses which fell victim to ransomware often had to pay to get their data back. Business ransomware demanded $500 – $2,000 on average and one tenth of businesses claimed the demand was $5,000 or higher according to Datto. Don’t fall victim to ransomware.
Our backup services monitor for and automatically stop ransomware and restore files from the most recent backup, keeping your data safe and available.
When Disaster Strikes, We Have Your Back
The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) is the targeted duration of time and service level within which a business process must be restored after a disaster or disruption in order to avoid unacceptable consequences associated with a break in business continuity.
The Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is the maximum targeted period in which data might be lost due to a major incident.
Determining an acceptable RTO and RPO is important for a business backup plan because it establishes the needs of the business and provides confidence in the event of a disruption.