Smaller businesses are notoriously bad about backing up their data. According to Gartner research, 85% of small to midsized enterprises donÂ’t back up their data, of those that do, 64% do it onsite. This is putting their businesses at tremendous risk from Theft, Hardware failure and Viruses that can seriously affect the running of a business large or small.
Just a few years ago there was no easy answer for these businesses, which often just didnÂ’t have the resources to do the job right; Times have changed.
Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are rapidly turning to Online Backup and Recovery to automatically protect their business-critical data offsite. Online Backup is quickly becoming the reliable alternative to manual, error-prone tape and Disc-based approaches to data protection. In fact, a staggering 76.5 percent of IT professionals plan to change their backup procedures over the next 18 months.
By automating the backup process and eliminating the need to physically transport tapes and Discs offsite to a secure remote location, online backup can ensure recoverability for your Microsoft Outlook to the SQL database; feats impossible to achieve with tape-based backup. Essentially, a remote backup service provides an automated way to back up and store your computer files off-site.
All you need is an Internet connection, after an initial backup of your key files, the services then automatically backs up any changed and new files incrementally, all files will be encrypted, and only recoverable via a dedicated password. Remote backup services are best for small companies without a dedicated IT staff member. They can also be very effective for companies that have employees who often travel or work from home because the backup can take place from any location.
Companies with multiple office locations may also find that utilizing a remote backup serviceÂ’s infrastructure to be more cost-effective than creating one. In short be smart and be safe, start backing up today.