Calling for backup
This article was posted on Friday, August 14th, 2020 in the category data Backup, Disaster recovery, IT support, and was written by Morton Bell
For the emergency services, backup is critical.
- A police officer relies on backup in a dangerous situation
- A hospital has many forms of backup in critical cases
- Even a breakdown service might call for backup if your car needs a roadside repair
And it’s no different for the relationship between you and your IT service partners, backup is a MUST.
For example, if your website gets hacked, it’s OK – if you have a backup.
You’ve been caught out by ransomware? No problem, you’ve got a copy of those files, safe and sound.
Deleted an important document? It’s cool, there’s another copy.
But what happens if you don’t backup your vital documents every day? Well, if they get lost, stolen, or corrupted… they’re gone.
What a disaster that would be for your business. Lost time and money, and lots and lots of stress.
So, if you don’t already have a backup of all of your data, why not? Perhaps it’s time you made some changes.
If this is something we can help you with, get in touch on 0114 223 8999 or email@example.com
What’s the worst that could happen?
This article was posted on Monday, March 11th, 2019 in the category data protection, Disaster recovery, and was written by Morton Bell
What’s the worst thing that you can imagine happening to your business’s premises? Burglary? A flood? A fire? A cyber attack?
Whilst statistically, the chances are low that something severe will happen, we cannot ever be certain. Natural disasters happen, accidents happen and unfortunately, crime – both on and offline – most definitely happens. If any of the above did happen to your business, the speed at which you can get back up and running will depend entirely on how well prepared you are in the first place.
The process of getting ‘back to business’ is called disaster recovery and in the IT industries this refers to your telephony, email, servers and all IT equipment such as computers and printers. In preparing for a disaster event, you can set a Recovery Time Objective (RTO) which sets out exactly how long you can afford to be offline, and helps you, with your IT support company, to put measures in place that will enable you to achieve this RTO should a disaster event happen.
Downtime costs money. It affects your productivity, your reputation and could land you in hot water with the Information Commissioner’s Office if you are found to have not taken sufficient steps to protect and retrieve sensitive data. Why take the risk? Getting a disaster recovery plan in place is straightforward and will give you peace of mind that in the event of a disaster, you are well equipped to recover.
Get in touch with us if you’d like to speak about your disaster recovery plan.