Every day, small businesses take measures to protect themselves from threats to their operations. From insurance policies to sprinkler systems, or even something as small as having a safe or locking the front door, business owners are careful to eliminate risks that could jeopardize their company’s safety or security.
But when it comes to protecting critical business data like databases, CRM systems or accounting files, small businesses sometimes choose to take the risk. For those that choose to go without data backup coverage, their files are constantly at risk for data loss. Most think, “It won’t happen to me.” and take a gamble by going without backup protection. But all too often, businesses lose that bet.
“I know I should back up my data, but…”
Business owners can make any number of excuses, but the bottom line is that a dependable, secure backup strategy is absolutely imperative. There are two main purposes a backup serves:
“Our server is a good enough backup.”
Don’t let these be famous last words. As a data recovery lab, Gillware sees thousands of cases each year, many of which are servers or RAID arrays. One such case is a perfect example of why backing up often and offsite are both important for small businesses:
“I wish I would have known…”
Avoid the downtime of data loss, the difficulty and cost of data recovery and the risk of losing your business data forever: Be sure your company has a solid backup strategy in place to protect your critical business files.