Your data is one of your most important business assets. If you lost all your data, could your business continue to operate? Would you know what orders to work on? Would you be able to complete your tax or VAT returns?
Backing up your data onsite means that you have a copy of everything you need to run your business available instantly so that you can get back up and running fast if you lose your data or delete important files by accident.
Backing up data can be as easy as copying files to a USB stick, but it’s better to have a regular, more secure process to ensure you don’t forget to make a backup or in case you lose the USB stick.
Computers were invented to ease our lives, so automating backups is an obvious choice. It is important to use a system that lets you keep several versions of the data. This can be set up so that data cannot be deleted by unauthorised staff and can only be restored by those with permission. And, finally, it needs to let you recover single files, rather than the whole dataset.
While onsite backup is convenient, it’s advisable to be doubly secure by also keeping a copy of data offsite to insure against burglary, fire or other damage which could wipe out everything in your office. We can advise on options that work alongside your onsite backup, such as storing a backup copy off premises and/or using cloud storage. We can set these up, so you don’t have to do anything to create a backup but know there is always an up-to-date copy of your data available in case you need it.
Leaving backups to chance is not advisable and backing up automatically takes the risk out of securing your data without adding to your day-to-day business tasks.