Small offices and branch offices do not have the resources of a larger organization. Often physically separate from head office or being independent establishments, there is rarely a dedicated person for IT support and certainly no one dedicated to tape backups.
Yet the data produced is vital to business operations and continuity - perhaps including sales records, proposals, projects or local accounts data.
Branch offices are difficult to support centrally as they cannot always be relied upon to perform regular tape backups in a strict manor. And why should they? - they have more important business tasks to be getting on with. This results in a significant support overhead for central IT - helping users at remote locations follow best-practice procedures or simply helping them recover lost files from tape.
How vulnerable is your data?
The unfortunate truth is that while computers have become more useful, and as we have become more dependant on them, the data they store has become more vulnerable.
Viruses, Hackers and Spyware
Not long ago, computer viruses, hackers and spyware were of interest only to businesses with sensitive data and to IT professionals. Now these items routinely make front page news. Any computer connected to the Internet is exposed to these dangers and the data loss that accompanies them.
Hard Drive and Hardware Failures
Hard drives store more data, are smaller and are cheaper than ever. But all hard drives will eventually fail. Hard drives are simply not designed to last forever. Of course, unfortunately, you can never predict when they will fail.
Natural Disasters and Theft
Most of us have insurance to protect our homes from disasters such as fires and floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. But what's protecting your data? Anything that can damage your home, can destroy your computer and the information that it stores. And on top of natural disaster, we live in a world today where terrorism and theft must be considered.
Even if such disasters don't strike and we all hope they don't, we humans aren't perfect either. Most of us have at one point or another accidentally deleted a file or had a file overwritten.
Backing up is the only way to properly protect your valuable data! Hopefully you are now convinced of the importance of ensuring that your data is always safe and always available to you. Now, find out why online backup is the easiest, safest and most affordable way to protect your data. SIGN-UP