The Importance and Methodology of Backing-up Data

The Importance and Methodology of Backing-up Data

Backing up your data is critical for any business. Would your business be able to continue running if it suffered a loss of data? Downtime and data loss can have a substantial cost to your business both financially and to your reputation, highlighting the importance of your business being prepared for such catastrophe.

 

It is not just cyber-attacks or hardware failure that can cause data loss either, although rare, natural disasters such as flooding can be the cause. No business is immune to data loss occurring and although you cannot prevent such events from happening, you can avoid the effects and consequences by backing your data up. Therefore, if your company suffered from data loss but your data was backed up before-hand, you can continue the day to day running of your company with minimal disruption.

Backing-up data may seem like a time-consuming process but is certainly something that business’ should take seriously. If your business suffers from data loss and the data is unrecoverable, then you have peace of mind knowing it is backed up elsewhere. However, not following this process can lead to costly consequences, leaving your business exposed.

To avoid this, follow the 3-2-1 rule:

–                Have three separate copies of your data
–                Store it on two different types of technology (Floppy disks etc)
–                Make sure one back-up is off-site (The Cloud)

 

At Matrix, we act as your ‘outsourced IT department’, providing help to businesses in Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and across the Hampshire region. To find out on how we can help with backing up your company data, please contact a member of our team on 01329 888444. Alternatively, email us at moreinfo@mtxit.com or complete the consultation form on our new website: https://www.mtxit.com.