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.

 

Reasons to backup your data and have contingency plans in place!

Reasons to backup your data and have contingency plans in place!

Backing up your company data is more important than ever before. With the new GDPR compliance law now in place and the rise of cyber criminals, there is more focus on your data and where it is stored. Losing this data can be fatal for a business, therefore backing this data up is integral to survive.

Prevents completely losing your data – If there is a second storage of your data somewhere, you have peace of mind knowing that if your primary data gets hacked, your irreplaceable company data isn’t gone forever.

Limited downtime – If data loss occurs, your company may have to stop operating until it is recovered. Having an access secured backup means if this does happen, the data can be re-obtained straight away and your business can run as normal.

Mistakes and accidents – No matter how much you educate your employees and workers on cybersecurity, mistakes will still be made from time to time as cybercriminals are constantly finding new innovative ways to hack you. Having a contingency plan means you can respond to these errors. Don’t bargain on being mistake free.

Plan B to the rescue – A Disaster Recovery (DR) plan and Business Contingency Plan (BCP) are good back-ups to resort to. These make sure yourself and other employees know what actions to take if there is a data exploit.

Competitor Advantage – Having a back-up of your data actually acts as an edge over competitors. Many firms still don’t have a back-up and are as prone to a data breach as you are. However, they cannot apprehend this straight away, meaning the market is yours.

For more information on backing up data and contingency plans, please contact us via email at support@mtxit.com or phone at 01329 888444.