5 Reasons You Should Backup Your Data

There are many reasons you should backup your data to help you avoid certain situations.  Backing up your data is a lot like having life insurance, if something were to happen, we have plan in place that will be carried out.

 When skydiving, your parachute always has a backup chute in case something should go wrong.  Having that backup chute could save your life, the same way backing up your data could save your business in the event of a malfunction.

1. Avoid Simple Errors

By default, being human means that you will make mistakes, more often than most of us would like to admit.  It could be something as small as unintentionally opening an email containing malware that deletes important files. You could simply use a backup and restore that data to before the virus was executed, problem solved.  It’s really easy to protect from the small things that could impact your business significantly.      

2. Extended Records

Most businesses are required to keep records for an extended period.  This is either for tax purposes or due to regulatory codes.  You may need to know what happened years ago in the business, while your computer may have you covered, having only one copy of this data is a huge mistake.  If something were to happen to your local network it could lead to a data disaster

3. Competitive advantage

Backups can actually be a competitive advantage.  In the ultimate event of disaster.  The first business to get back up and running will take all the business of their competition that are still struggling to get back to running.  Having proper planning is the difference between being completely wiped out, or being able to navigate the terrain successfully, without interruption.

4. Lethal Downtime

In 2007 University of Texas completed a study that showed a major 43% of businesses that suffer major data loss, never reopen their doors.  Many companies end up closing down for good within two years of a major data loss.  Businesses can never fully recover from a catastrophic data loss.  Humans are very capable of destroying a business through simple mistakes, and oversights.  Don’t think that mother nature is always responsible for data loss and corruption.  Simply backing up your data can be a great tool to preventing a catastrophic business event.

5. Saves time

In the event of data loss, you will inevitably have to recreate everything that was once stored on your server.  Recreating months’ worth of work that was already completed.  This can end up costing you much more in both time and resources than just electing to ensure you have timely backups on your data.  Few companies can handle this and be okay, for most it will result in closing their doors of operation.

By simply backing up your data, you are saving yourself countless hours of stress and work if something were to cause you to lose your data.  With hacking threats increasing and data loss stories in the news weekly.  We live in a world where you can no longer turn a blind eye to the importance of having effective disaster recovery plans.  Choosing to back your data up today, can save you and your business in the future.

So what should I do?

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Posted in Hosting on Jul 07, 2017