Threats to Your Business Data and Choosing the Right Backup Solution

It’s easy to take our business data for granted. We assume that as soon as we start up our computers, all data will be magically available. But when, for one reason or another, we suddenly don’t have access to the documents and files we need, there’s a mad scramble to find a quick solution. Taking a more proactive approach to protecting your business data can eliminate unnecessary stress and disruption to your organization.

Recognizing the daily threats to your business data can help you implement processes and policies for protecting your digital files and documents. The risks to your business information include:

  • server or hard drive crashes
  • power interruptions
  • laptop theft
  • network hacking
  • viruses and malware
  • accidental file deletion

The importance of backup

Regular backup of your systems and files is one of the most effective preventative measures you can take to protect your business data. The size of your business and amount of internal resources available to you can help determine the best backup strategy for your organization.

Offline backup with offsite data storage

Offline backup involves manually backing up files to a hardware device such as a disk or tape. Large amounts of information can be quickly saved and protected. Offsite data storage provides a regulated environment in which backup media can be preserved and tracked. An offsite solution also provides for thorough inventory and tracking of media storage devices containing business data. This solution is good for businesses with dedicated information technology staff.

Online backup and E-Vaulting

Online backup entails remotely backing up files over the internet. This is an automated process that does not require hardware or technical knowhow. Data is encrypted and secured through a tightly secured network. In the event of a disaster, your data can be deployed to any business location.

Pacific Records Management can help you determine which strategy is best for your business. We’ve implemented data protection solutions for companies throughout Stockton, Sacramento, Modesto, and Napa & Solano County, California. For more information about our Data Protection services, please contact us by phone or fill in the form on the page.

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