Backing up your files and data is absolutely vital to the health and security of your business. If your data isn’t backed up any damage to your IT infrastructure can cripple your business.
- There are many threats to the integrity of your data
Data security means more than protecting your data from hackers and malware. Hardware faults, user error, and unforeseen events like floods and fires can all compromise your business critical data (especially if the only place your files are stored is on site).
- Loss of critical data can kill your business
4 out of 5 businesses that experience a critical incident fail within the next 18 months. Inability to recover lost data and business critical files is one of the chief reasons for this. Automated data backup and to-the-day recovery are essential components of any robust disaster recovery or business continuity plan.
- Insecure data damages your reputation
Data and files that are securely backed up are safe from loss in the event of a data breach. If your customers learn that their valuable personal information isn’t kept secure it can damage your reputation. The tech-savvy consumer of the 21st century expects their personal information to be safe and secure. Investing in data security, storage, and backup isn’t above and beyond in your customer’s eyes. It’s a bare minimum requirement.