Importance of Data Back Up and Disaster Recovery

The loss of your critical business data can happen rapidly and without notice. Whether your office experienced a natural disaster that ruined your systems, you experienced hardware failure, or your data is compromised or being held ransom. What about human error? You could simply and accidently delete it yourself. Let’s talk about the importance of data back up and disaster recovery.

Data Backup

Data backup is a necessary part of your business and is important for cybersecurity, disaster recovery and business continuity and productivity. While you may not have experienced critical data loss, failing to keep clean and up-to-date backups is putting your business at a higher risk.

Why is it important to back up your data?

  • Simple Recovery. People make mistakes and frequently. Emails containing viruses are accidentally opened every single day. There’s no reason to stress about the issues if you have frequent backups to restore when you’ll need them most.
  • Audits and Taxes. Tax authorities are notorious for audits. It’s important for companies to maintain financial and accounting data for tax purposes.
  • Archiving. Backed up information streamlines the development of archives. With digital information, company history is in the making.
  • Data Loss Prevention. We’ve all heard about or experienced a tragic loss of data. The main reason for data backup is to save important files if a system crash or hard drive failure occurs.

Do you have a reliable backup solution in place?

If you lost all of your critical business data today – could you recover. The most effective way to ensure your business’ data backup capabilities are best is to work with an established and capable IT company. It’s important to check for the following:

  • Comprehensive Backups: Your data should be available for a quick recovery in instances of data loss, depending on the recovery plan you choose.
  • Acceptable Recovery Time Objective (RTO): Not all backups are the same and it’s important to find the right fit for your business. Here’s some questions to ask:
    • How long will it take to recovery files? Applications? Server? Full infrastructure?
  • Regular Testing: As a business owner, you can’t assume your backups will just work when you need them to. An established IT company should test your backups regularly and verify their effectivity if something were to go wrong.

ECMSI’s Backup Solution

A managed backup service from ECMSI ensures that all files are automatically backed up as frequently as every 15 minutes if needed. And it will likely cost less than your monthly phone bill. So, how much is your data worth?

Call Shane Nesbitt, IT Consultant, to learn more about ECMSI’s managed services, security services and backup solutions: (330) 750-1428