Tech Spring Cleaning Part IV: Check Your Backup Plans

The thought of losing personal or sensitive data is enough to cause anyone anxiety or a few sleepless nights. Backing up important data regularly helps ensure a company can continue to function in the event of a data breach, data loss, or natural disaster. Do you know what your company's backup plan is? Are you sure your company has a backup plan? Taking proactive steps to establish a data backup plan before you need it can save hours of anguish and stress should your business's data become compromised or lost in the future.

Why Do You Need a Data Backup Plan?

Regular data backups offer peace of mind for your business and help your company maintain consistent operations. Data loss leads to revenue loss and can be disastrous for a company. Establishing processes to prevent data loss is necessary in a world where data security is more important than ever. Data breach incidents continue to rise and depending on the size of the violation, can lead to revenue losses in the thousands or millions of dollars.

In addition to the monetary loss, there is the cost of lost productivity time and network downtime. When employees are not able to access data and information they need to do their jobs, the company is unable to perform on behalf of their clients. Regularly backing up important data, such as financial, proprietary, or other sensitive information, helps ensure a company can continue its operations quickly and seamlessly.

What is Your Backup Plan?

Companies have several options when it comes to backing up important data. Your data backup process may depend on your company's size, the type of information you handle, the technology budget, and other factors. No matter your company's situation, it is a good practice to implement more than one backup process to ensure your data is protected. Some of the best data backup options include:

  • Cloud storage, such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, iCloud, and more
  • USB stick
  • External hard drive
  • Network attached storage

How Should You Implement a Data Backup?

Enlisting the help and guidance of a managed services provider is a smart move when it comes to data backup. Managed services providers, like AJTC, offer backup and disaster recovery services for companies of all sizes. Partnering with a managed services provider takes the guesswork out of your data backup process. Experts like AJTC are highly skilled in developing, implementing, and managing a seamless and secure data backup plan.

Working with an MSP to implement a data backup plan also saves you or your company time and energy to devote to other tasks. Taking the responsibility of your company's data backup plan off your team's to-do list and into the hands of a managed services provider relieves stress on your business resources.

AJTC's team of experts will help guide your company through the process of developing a data backup strategy that will lead to greater data security. Reach out to AJTC today at 708.942.8200 or contact the AJTC team here.

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