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

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For the emergency services, backup is critical.

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.

Forever.

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 info@backup4business.com

What’s your biggest threat when it comes to cybercrime?

This article was posted on Monday, December 10th, 2018 in the category cyber security, and was written by

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What’s your biggest threat when it comes to cyber crime?

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It’s a common misconception that the biggest cybercrime threats facing businesses and individuals are young hoody wearing hackers, sitting in their bedrooms creating dangerous software in the early hours. Or, more sophisticated figures, James Bond-esque characters sitting in a room full of computers, deep inside a secret facility protected by armed guards.

The truth is, they aren’t. Your biggest threat, sadly, is more likely to be a trusted member of staff who isn’t trying to hack into your systems, but just doesn’t understand anything about cyber crime.

Try as they might, most of the time hackers can only break into your computer network if someone lets them. And 75% of the time, this happens completely accidentally. One wrong click on a link or attachment, and a hacker is inside your system.

If you and your staff don’t know how to recognise common scams like phishing emails, it’s only a matter of time before one of you gets caught out.

We help our clients ensure their technology is protected and their important data and systems are backed up and able to recover quickly following a disaster. Staff training and awareness is part of this.

Speak to us today about protecting your business.

Storing your data in the cloud: is it safe?

This article was posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018 in the category Cloud, data Backup, data protection, and was written by

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Storing your data in the cloud: is it safe?

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It used to be very difficult to do work anywhere other than your office, you had to think ahead and email yourself documents or save them on a USB stick.

Now of course, we have the cloud and all the flexibility and opportunities that it offers. But, does it bring a whole new set of things to worry about? With your important and confidential business data floating around cyber space, should you be worrying about cyber criminals accessing it?

With different hacking scandals all over the news, it’s understandable to be a bit anxious about moving your data to the cloud. You might have already taken the plunge and now the headlines are making you wonder if it’s still the right thing.

Whether your data is still on your own server, or in the cloud, you don’t have to worry. Cloud computing is safe and secure when it’s managed properly. You can also set up a system that gives you the flexibility of the cloud, with the comfort of your own server.

Backup4Business is one of the UK’s most respected data backup providers. We were one of the first three companies to offer online backup in the UK and we’ve continued to innovate. We truly understand cloud computing and the risks and opportunities it offers.

Disasters can happen. Whether it’s an online attack or a physical event that affects your server – such as a flood – if you have the right backup systems in place, it is possible to recover quickly.

We provide data backup that is designed to help clients recover quickly and securely in the case of a disaster event. Speak to us today about your business back up needs: 0114 223 8999.

IT support blog

This article was posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 in the category IT support, and was written by

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How good is your IT support really?

The most common misconception about IT support is that for you to be getting efficient and good IT support, you should see your IT expert on a regular basis. However we believe that the opposite is true.

Here at Backup4business, we pride ourselves on delivering the best service possible, as a result of our proactive and constant remote work, our client’s don’t often see us unless it is absolutely necessary or you request to see us.

I know this may sound odd and as though we just don’t want to see you and, in a way, it’s true, but not for the reasons you may think. As IT professionals we see constant or scheduled onsite support as a weakness in IT support service and we avoid this at all costs.

Have you been delayed from working by simple errors causing disruptions? This could be your computer crashing, unable to access printers, files, or emails etc. Of course you have, we all know that technology isn’t infallible, however the approach that you and your IT support take to those problems is key to your efficiency as a business.

All IT based disruptions waste time, and as a business you are paying your staff to sit and wait for their devices to work, so the old adage of ‘Time is Money’ has never been more true.

So what are the approaches to IT that we don’t think work for the client? Well, the two main protagonists are ‘Support on Demand’ and scheduled IT support engineering time.

In both these instances staff save problems up or try to fix them themselves, and as result of both these approaches more time is wasted and potentially the problem is worsened.

The reason for saving the problems up until your next scheduled support visit, is the same as not admitting the problem exists or trying to solve it yourselves, the key driver is trying to save the cost of the onsite engineering time.

At Backup4Business, we believe that If you had good IT support, these small errors would be dealt with quickly and efficiently, often before you even know they exist, thereby increasing the productivity and efficiency of your staff and in turn your business.

Why waste time with bad IT when, in the long haul, it’s only going to hinder your businesses success instead of assisting in it.

Backup4business offer different levels of IT Support and we work with you to meet your needs, to find out more contact us at hello@backup4business.com or ring us at 0114 223 8999.

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