Are You at Risk for Data Loss?
(Blog written by Stacey Gaskell)
What would you do if all of your company’s data were to disappear in an instant? Imagine the cost associated with recreating all of the information that you need to access every day – your customer information, financials, forms and data. What kind of man-hours would need to be dumped into a project of that magnitude, eating away at the profits necessary to keep your business afloat and moving forward?
For many people, unfortunately, this is not a hypothetical question. In the event of a natural disaster, or a cataclysmic failure of your network server, what have you done to ensure that your data is backed up, secure and recoverable?
I spoke with Dan Bardin, CEO of Tech II Business Services, to get his take on this issue and what can be done from the perspective of the MSP (Managed Services Provider) to ensure that businesses are well-prepared for whatever comes their way. This is his take on the matter:
This is where one of the services offered by an MSP comes into play to make an owner’s or manager’s job easier and to give them peace of mind. Data Backup and Recovery services (DRaaS) have come a long way over the years and are now customizable to meet the specific needs of every business in its unique environment. Online back-up services or cloud-based storage may seem like a good idea at first, and it certainly is better than having no disaster recovery plan in place at all, but when it comes time to quickly restore data, depending on the amount of backed up information, a business could be looking at days of streaming that data back to their site once the appropriate equipment is located, if that’s even possible.
An MSP can provide all of these services. Consider that the worst happened, as it recently did to one of our manufacturers when the building was flooded and their physical network infrastructure was destroyed. Where would most companies be that do not subscribe to Managed Services? There are a few important questions to consider before an emergency strikes.
At Tech II, we will customize your Data Backup & Recovery plan to include monthly, quarterly or annual testing to ensure that your backups are reliably retaining your data and can be restored quickly and efficiently in a time of need. Don’t leave such an important job to the hands of fate. Talk to your MSP about the options open to you, make a plan that best meets your needs, and then rest easy knowing that your data is safely and securely stored – ready at a moment’s notice for when you need it most.
Still concerned? Confused? A little of both? Call Tech II today and set up an appointment with one of our experienced team members to discuss your business needs and what we can do to help put your mind at ease.
If you have a moment, visit our Recovery as a Service page.