Creating a backup plan for data recovery is a necessary business need
The stuff of nightmares
A manager at one of your locations receives an email from the head office asking for client transaction records. Only that email wasn’t from inside your company. It came from a hacker who then erased all your client files.
What about this?
A malfunction with your building’s fire system, causes the sprinklers to activate. Though it was only a false alarm, the fire department can’t get them to shut off. It destroys all of the computers, servers and backup tapes you keep onsite.
How to sleep easy
Could your company recover from either of these catastrophes?
Ensuring the data your company uses to function daily is safe, secure and backed up should be a high priority.
The risks of theft, power failure, natural disaster, system failure and cyber-attacks are real. The global cost of cybercrime could grow to $6 trillion annually by 2021. And, something as simple as hardware failures causes 45% of unplanned downtime.
With a reliable backup and recovery plan in place, your company will be more resilient to recover from any disaster quickly and with little negative impact. A survey of 1700 managed service providers, who support over 100,000 clients, showed that 96% of small to medium-sized companies with a formal backup and recovery solution could fully recover from one of the biggest threats today - ransomware attacks.
Your backup and recovery should be designed to meet the specific needs of your business. Factors that determine what works best for your company include your risk tolerance, the type of information you handle, the financial impact of downtime on your business and the type of business you operate.
Most data security experts recommend a combination of onsite and offsite storage. Both offer different benefits, and the combination provides you with the best of both.
Onsite storage offers convenient access to data, is cost-effective and requires no internet connection. However, it also makes data more vulnerable to physical damage or loss.
Offsite storage, or cloud-based storage, is in a secure location with convenient access, can keep backups current with automation, and it’s easy to share data between multiple sites.
Working with a reliable managed services provider, you can find the solution that’s right for you. TLC Solutions has partnered with Veeam®, an industry-leading backup solution, to meet the needs of our clients.
Whatever backup solution you decide is best for your business, there’s no time like the present to put a plan into action. With a good backup recovery plan in place, you will sleep better at night knowing you have taken a positive step to keep your business afloat no matter what challenges might come your way. Call TLC Solutions today to find out how we can help you dream easy.