The data you collect as you operate your business is a valuable asset. Whether it be customer information, accounting, inventory or any number of critical information types, remote backup is essential to protect your data.
Data backups are not a new practice however, typical backup systems are not the safest route to take to protect your company’s data. If you were to suffer a break in or a natural disaster such as flooding that made your internal servers unavailable, your backed up data would be useless. If your information is backed up to the cloud, you can be up and running again the same day that you suffer the loss. This can be invaluable for your business’ continuity.
There are several benefits to remote backup services that go beyond the ability to restore your data in the event of a loss.
- • Data backup providers meet stringent conditions to ensure your information is protected and available at all times.
If you have ever forgotten to back something up on your personal computer, you know that will probably only ever happen to you once! If you run a business, it is simply unthinkable that this could happen and any data might be lost forever.
Backing up is essential. Hiring a backup service to do remote backup for a lot of businesses is a way to sort of set it and forget it. Because there is no manually backing up of the data there is no forgetting about it getting done; backups are automatic each day (or several times per day depending on how large the business).
If you are searching for a service to back up your data, make sure they encrypt the data that is being sent over the Internet to insure even more security. Moving unencrypted information including customer data and financial information increases the risk and likelihood that this information could be leaked. You do not want your business to ever have to think about this risk.