As many as 53% of businesses aren’t backing up data on a daily basis. This leaves them at high risk of extended downtime in the event of a crisis if they suffer major data loss.
Downtime can cost as much as $926 per each minute that ticks by trying to get systems back up and running. Why do so many businesses in the Treasure Valley area and beyond fail to properly back up business data?
A few of the common reasons are:
- They feel backups get in the way and hurt productivity
- They’re focused on other things
- Backups are unmonitored and run into problems
- They mistake cloud storage for cloud backup
To help solve some of those issues and make backups as trouble-free as possible, Connect2Geek has brought out a new and improved Managed Online Backup Service for our managed IT support users. This will be a free upgrade for some (not all) residential and business users support plans.
The benefit of a managed backup service is that it’s monitored, which avoids problems with hitting issues or running out of space. It also ensures that backups happen in the background without hurting user productivity or interrupting important work.
Why is Managed Backup So Important for Business Continuity?
Backing up all your data has always been important, but it’s become more complicated today, with data being spread out over so many different systems.
For example, 15-20 years ago most data was kept on a computer hard drive at the office, so there was just one place to back up. Today’s offices have data spread out over multiple areas, computers, mobile devices, cloud applications, etc. They also increasingly have work-from-home employees, meaning data can be in multiple physical locations.
Using Connect2Geek’s new and improved managed backup makes it easy to capture data wherever it resides. It automates the process of saving all your important records and transfers them to a secure off-site location.
Backing up data is vital because there are so many ways that important business data can be lost.
Ransomware & Crytolocker
Ransomware has become a big problem for small businesses, as they’re often a main target for this type of “grab and go” attack. Data is scrambled and made unusable, and a ransom is requested to return the data to a usable state.
Without a backup, many companies have only two choices, lose all their data or pay the ransom and hope for the best.
The average cost of a ransomware attack in 2019 was $133,000.
Natural or Manmade Physical Disaster
Tornados, floods, and wildfires can come unexpectedly and completely destroy a building. If you don’t have an off-site cloud backup, it means that even if you are backing up on-premises, your backup could be lost along with the computers being backed up.
Theft of mobile devices and laptops is common, and when this happens all files on that device can be lost forever if they’re not properly backed up. One of the first things a thief will do is wipe the device so they can sell it.
Human Error & Accidental Loss
Between 39-50% of data loss happens as a result of human error. People accidentally delete or overwrite files or can be negligent in how they store files on a device.
If files are being backed up on a USB or detachable hard drive, these storage devices can also easily be lost.
A hard drive crash can happen out of the blue and will often cause all the files on the drive to be corrupted or unrecoverable.
Benefits of Connect2Geek Managed Backup
Our goal is to help businesses achieve more through smart and strategic use of technology. Part of that is ensuring their data is protected, no matter what may happen.
For Connect2Geek this means that a backup and data recovery system should flow synergistically with your other businesses processes. It should be easy, run in the background and be there right when you need it to mitigate downtime due to data loss.
Benefits of our managed backup services include:
- Backup for multiple data locations/types: Disk image, files & folders, emails & calendars, databases, servers
- Completely secure: Our backup client uses AES-256 “military-grade” encryption during transit and while data is stored
- Managed to avoid any mistakes: Your backup is expertly managed, meaning we keep an eye on everything to make sure all data is backing up as it should
- Fast recovery: When you need to have your data restored, our system reduces downtime by restoring files quickly
- Cloud safe: Your data is stored safely off-site on a secure cloud server, which can be access from any location
Protect Your Files! Sign Up for Our Managed Backup Today
Connect2Geek’s new and improved managed backup comes as part of our expert managed It services. Offering you a full set of valuable services for one low price.
Schedule your free consultation to learn more today! Call 208-468-4323 or reach out online.