Are You Properly Backing Up Your Business?

Are You Properly Backing Up Your Business?

It’s critical that you protect your business’ important assets, including perhaps the most important of all: its data. One of the best ways to do this is by implementing a solid backup solution. But what’s the best way to approach data backup? After all, every business is going to have different needs. We’re here to tell you all about these different needs, and how your organization can implement a reliable backup solution based on yours.

The first part of implementing a backup strategy is to look at what it means to take reliable backups of your data. A reliable backup is one that you can count on to work for your company if for some reason your network or infrastructure is damaged or fails. Of course, you’ll always hope that you never have to use the backup, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll never have to. The idea is to prepare for the worst, even if you never need it, if only to make sure that an unexpected event never puts your company in jeopardy.

Why Do You Need a Backup?
Before wondering why anyone would risk their business like this, keep in mind that many organizations out there don’t back up any of their data. In reality, everything should be backed up, as a worst-case scenario could ensure your business’ demise. This is why all businesses need to be mindful of data backup and take steps to secure their futures. Since you presumably know the value of your organization’s data, what kind of backup solution should you implement? Let’s talk a little bit about how you can minimize the effects of data loss while ensuring that you’re not wasting your budget away on a solution that doesn’t work.

Creating Reliability with Your Data Backup
Putting together a winning data backup strategy is easier said than done. Your business has different data needs than others, as well as different priorities and strategies. Some companies will want a comprehensive data backup solution that backs up every single file on the network, while others might only need specific parts of it backed up. Either way, creating a reliable solution will be at the core of your data backup endeavors, as you’re wasting valuable revenue if you’re not optimizing your solution to meet your needs.

What do we mean by reliable? In the event of a data loss scenario, we mean that your data should be able to be recovered in a usable format. Your ideal backup solution would need to be relevant, available, and secure.

Here are some suggestions to help you get the most protection from your data backup solutions.

  • A hard drive-based backup system is a good jumping off point. You can connect an external hard drive or a network-based storage device. This backup can work while you’re working, as well as provide a physical copy of your data. The main advantage of this is so that it can be restored quickly.
  • A cloud-based platform is also important. Your data backups can be sent to an off-site premise via the cloud. The cloud also provides encryption so that your data won’t be at risk to data thieves or hackers.
  • Make copies of data at intervals: Your data backup solution will need to take backups at certain intervals. Depending on the solution, you should be aiming for at least every 15 minutes.
  • Ensure verification: Your data backups are useless if they don’t work. Make sure that you regularly test your backups and make sure that you have a solution that gives you positive or negative verification to keep you in the loop about the effectiveness of your backup.

Does your business need data backup? BNMC can help. To learn more, reach out to us at 978-482-2020.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, December 10 2018

Captcha Image

Subscribe to Our Blog!

Mobile? Grab this Article!

Qr Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Best Practices Technology Email Cloud Privacy Malware Business Network Security Hackers Business Computing Software User Tips Internet Microsoft Google Computer Tech Term IT Services Mobile Devices Hosted Solutions Efficiency Ransomware Smartphone Communication Small Business Data Managed IT Services Productivity Android IT Support Backup Data Recovery Business Continuity Hardware Windows 10 Cloud Computing Browser Innovation Windows Internet of Things Data Management Saving Money App Productivity Cybersecurity Microsoft Office Data Backup Workplace Tips Business Management Managed IT Services Artificial Intelligence Gmail Word Disaster Recovery Office 365 Encryption Windows 10 Passwords Server Facebook Upgrade Remote Monitoring communications Website Outsourced IT Network Money IT Support Employer-Employee Relationship Smartphones Applications Chrome BYOD Mobile Device Tip of the week Managed Service Provider Phishing Vulnerability Infrastructure Analytics Social Media Risk Management IT Management Maintenance Office Tips Data storage Government Big Data VoIP Settings Google Drive Antivirus Content Filtering Bandwidth Company Culture Users Miscellaneous YouTube Managed Service Save Money Robot Managing Stress Access Control Storage desktop VPN Automation Data Security Business Technology Information Development Firewall Server Management End of Support Touchscreen Virtual Reality Virtual Private Network Quick Tips Laptop The Internet of Things HIPAA Wireless SaaS Outlook Mobile Security Spam Computing Operating System Holiday WiFi LiFi Two-factor Authentication Business Intelligence Alert Avoiding Downtime Paperless Office Hosted Solution Display Scam Administration Mouse Monitors Data loss Employee-Employer Relationship Vendor Management Unified Threat Management Apple Telephone Systems Education Google Wallet Social Networking Social Engineering Digital Payment Network Management Scary Stories Bitcoin LED Computing Infrastructure Professional Services Dark Web Digital Running Cable Business Growth PowerPoint Star Wars Websites Disaster Cyber Monday Printing Chatbots eWaste Legal Nanotechnology Collaboration Legislation Buisness Password Mobility Wearable Technology Network upgrade Microsoft Excel Unified Communications Virtual Desktop Drones Motherboard Cables Safety SharePoint Sports Windows 8 Co-Managed IT Alerts USB Continuity Remote Computing Document Management Spyware Techology Hacker Onboarding Fraud Cost Management Uninterrupted Power Supply Managed IT Smart Technology Identity Computer Care IBM How To Lenovo Deep Learning Slack Screen Reader Charging File Sharing Statistics Tablet Mobile Device Management Smart Office Network Congestion Mail Merge Blockchain Wires Downloads Content Licensing Dongle Solid State Drive Solar Writing Identity Theft VoIP Unified Threat Management Alt Codes Digital Signage Assessment Wi-Fi Shortcut Distributed Denial of Service Training Corporate Profile Firefox Superfish Cybercrime Bring Your Own Device Monitoring Smart Tech Bluetooth Comparison Downtime Work Computers Address Permissions Budget Router Voice over Internet Protocol Automobile Marketing Social Streaming Cooperation Service Level Agreement Dark Data Update Hard Disk Drive Compliance Retail Gadgets User Error Typing Troubleshooting Humor Hotspot Internet Exlporer Dell Patch Management Managed IT Service Information Technology WannaCry Customer Relationship Management Best Practice Spying Connectivity Politics Cabling Specifications Current Events IT Technicians Optimization Analysis Modem FinTech Google Maps Heating/Cooling Multi-Factor Security Human Error Staff Leominster Customer Service Regulations Office Samsung Time Management Printer Halloween Cryptocurrency Language Value Break Fix Apps Networking Google Docs IoT Tech Support Search Black Friday IT solutions Going Green Mirgation Recycling Emergency Cookies MSP Servers Google Calendar Hacks Device Augmented Reality K-12 Schools Chromebook Notifications Electronic Medical Records Cameras Twitter Tracking Physical Security Meetings Cleaning Upgrades Gadget Emoji Crowdsourcing CCTV Personal Information Botnet Webcam 3D Printing Print Toner Cortana BDR Error Processors Machine Learning Point of Sale Ben McDonald shares Regulation Unsupported Software Travel Mobile Computing Virtualization G Suite Supercomputer CrashOverride Computer Repair Relocation Staffing Mobile Data Motion Sickness How To Work/Life Balance Administrator Recovery Taxes IT Budget Printers Health Private Cloud Web Server what was your? Black Market GPS Law Enforcement IT Consultant

What Our Clients Say

  • BNMC has provided us with nothing less than outstanding service and results for all of our IT needs for the past few years. Every member of their staff is professional, knowledgeable, friendly and eager to solve any problem...
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3