Remote backup disaster recovery includes a few different moving pieces. The first is remote backups – this essentially means a company that provides networking services, such as iPoint Technologies, routinely makes copies of your company’s most significant data, and then stores those copies on a server that is located somewhere far away from your office. That way, if a disaster occurs – such as a wildfire, or one of your employees clicks on a suspicious link that downloads a ton of ransomware onto your servers, and suddenly you cannot access any business information unless you pay a huge ransom to strangers over the internet – your company’s information is safe and can be recovered! (Take that, fraudsters!)
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Computers are wrought with problems. The Internet causes even more issue with the malware and spyware that hacks into our systems and transfers viruses. In this information age, data is king! Data is the essential component that allows businesses to function property. And these days, businesses really cannot afford to lose their data. Even still, there are business out there that do not back up this important data.
A lot of us tend to operate under the assumption that “it won’t happen to me”. Similar to identity theft, we will continue to be under the assumption that it won’t happen to me, until that fateful day when “it” happens. Here are a few stories to help you understand the importance of remote backup:
Fire, Flood, Theft
A few iPoint clients have had some unfortunate events happen to them in their businesses. We knew one client whose building burned down, another whose office flooded and one who had a thief come into the office to steal their hard drive. In all of these cases, they were backing up their information on an external hard drive, but that wasn’t enough. That is why it is important to take the information off site.
Is Your Backup Working?
Many business owners tell me that they are taking all proper precautions when it comes to backup. They tell me that they are backing up on an external drive and they are backing up on a cloud based application. Then I ask if they are checking to make sure that their data is actually being backed up on the cloud? To that, many say no. It is true that cloud based applications can back up your information, but you need to monitor them to make sure that they are actually backing things up.
Benefits of using iPoint for Remote Backup
Using iPoint to do your remote backup is a great way to back up the most important data that is vital to your businesses operation. Unlike the cloud based system, iPoint continually monitors the backup for you so that you can rest easy knowing that your information is being backed up. Additionally, if your system crashes, or you are a victim to fire, flood, theft or failure of another type, iPoint will download your important information onto a USB stick and drive the data to your location. We can usually do this within a matter of hours, when many other companies take days (if not weeks) to complete this task.
As your mom always said, It’s better to be safe than sorry. Let iPoint help you to make sure that you’ve got your data backed up!