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Reliable Data Backups

Have you ever lost one or more hours of work on a device? Do you remember how you felt at that moment? Hours worth of work have instantly disappeared and you have no way of recovering the work.

Can you imagine if you lost years of work? The client database you created, the financial records you have obtained over the years, and all of the records your business has compiled over the years. Now imagine if your network suddenly went down on Monday and stayed down for days. You no longer have access to your email accounts or other critical information on your devices.

How crushing would that be? What if a hurricane, tornado, flood, or fire destroyed your office and all of your files? What if you become the victim of a cyberattack? If any of these events happened to your business, would you have a recovery plan in place that would allow you to feel confident that your business would be fine? How soon do you think your business would be able to recover?

Every business has confidential and sensitive information that it cannot afford to lose. A disaster can strike at any time and affect your machines, leading to loss of data. Unfortunately, many small and medium-sized businesses do not have the proper backup strategy. Many businesses are not aware of the dangers that lie ahead when there is no backup strategy in place.

No one knows when an emergency will strike; one minor accident can lead to major business problems. This is why a reliable data backup is important.

Should I Backup My Data?

When it comes to data loss some are under the impression that “it will never happen to our business.” That is until they hear unfamiliar and unusual sounds coming from their hard drive alerting them that serious mechanical failure is taking place and their data is in danger of being gone for good. Or until they cannot get past the blue screen of death (BSoD). Or when a workplace device containing confidential and sensitive information is lost or stolen.

The amount of data small and mid-size businesses generate and store daily continues to grow. Therefore, the importance of keeping that data from being lost for good also continues to grow. The good news is that data can be protected and backed up. If your business does not want to risk losing critical data, you should certainly backup your data.

Regardless of how you choose to backup your data, it is important to make sure you perform backups on a regular basis. It is also important to make sure the data you are backing up is current and complete, and that your critical data is safe.

What Are The Benefits of Backing Up Data?

One of the most significant benefits of backing up data is increased reliability. There are multiple backup and data recovery solutions designed for small and mid-size businesses. Some backup and recovery solutions will perform daily updates and others will perform backups during a scheduled time.

If your business chooses to perform full backups, this means you will ensure all information stored in your devices including the applications and the operating systems will be backed up. If you prefer the partial backup option, you will be able to request the folders and files you want to back up. This will make the backup and data recovery process simple and quick.

Another benefit of backing up your data is that backups can protect the reputation of your business. While every business may experience a case of downtime at any point, backup and disaster recovery solutions can help you avoid significant downtime.

If your business experiences lengthy downtime on a consistent basis, it can result in a negative impact on your reputation. If you want to succeed in your industry, you have to make sure your business is protected. One of the best ways to make sure your business is protected is by having the proper backup and recovery solutions in place.

What Happens If I Don’t Backup My Data?

Securing data in today’s digital world is increasingly important. Unfortunately, thousands of businesses have already experienced data loss, breaches, and corruption and this has resulted in losses of thousands or millions of dollars. There are various reasons why data loss can occur, such as being attacked by a virus, human error, or system failure.

If you fail to back up your data at all or if it has been a long time since your data has been backed up, if you were to experience a data loss, the data could be lost for good. When you’re running a small or mid-size business, losing one file can impact your entire business operations and bring your operations to a standstill.

When you do not have a data backup plan, you will not be able to get the data back. This means you will likely have to start over, and this can be a difficult challenge to overcome. Starting over will mean recreating lost reports, lost contact details, and lost business information, and this can take some businesses several months to complete. The damage your business may experience in the event of a data loss can be major.

It is recommended that you perform regular backups of your data so you can avoid significant downtime that can damage your business and your reputation. While there may be methods available to help you recover some files that you have saved, those methods can be fairly expensive and many small and mid-size businesses are unable to afford to implement these methods or purchase the recovery software and applications.

To have a reasonable amount of data security, it is important that you become aware of the data backup solutions that are available to businesses like yours. At Acom Networks, we will listen to your needs and identify any weak spots. We can secure your data and protect your systems from cybersecurity threats. Are you feeling vulnerable, or you are unsure where your business stands as it relates to data backups? Contact us today to schedule your consultation.