What would you do if you lost everything? On August 3, 2012, journalist Mat Honan’s entire digital life was destroyed. Hackers broke into his iCloud account, remotely wiping his computer, phone and tablet, obliterating all his data. If you think your data is immune to attack, you may want to think again. While four in five people own either a computer or mobile phone, only one in four regularly backs up their data. While backing up data is important for individuals, the same applies to business as well. Read on as we detail how a managed data backup solutions can mean the difference in your business’s future survival.
In acknowledgment of World Backup Day later this month, we will be highlighting the importance of backing up data and how a managed backup solution can enhance your ability to recover from digital disaster. While you could try to protect yourself by copying files to local drives, the process can be a lengthy one. It also leaves you vulnerable to fire, theft and hardware failure, which is why automatically uploading your files to a cloud backup service is often a more prudent solution.
What’s a backup?
In the simplest of terms, a backup is a separate copy of your files and documents. If something were to happen to your computer or phone, carbon copies of your information will be safe and secure on your backup solution. With nearly 60 million computer failures and 200,000 mobile phones lost or stolen each year, the importance of backing up your important data and information could not be greater.
How can I protect myself and my business?
According to TechRadar, while some do-it-yourself measures are great, perhaps the safest and most convenient method of data security is a managed backup solution. While the selection of the right backup solution can seem tricky, it doesn’t have to be overly difficult.
How much storage space do you really need? What sort of encryption options are required? How is access to your data managed? By answering these questions, you can dramatically narrow your search for the right backup management solution for both you and your business.
How can a managed backup solution benefit my business?
A backup solution from MDL Technology gives you peace of mind. This is what we set out to do when you outsource your backup management to us. More specifically, our solutions can:
- Automate the entire process of data backups to ensure that there is no guess work about backups and no scope for human error, ensuring that none of the locations you want to backup are missed.
- Ensure that you have access to your backed up data in a specified time frame subject to your needs and labeled in our service level agreement.
- Backup operations will be managed via a central portal. Bandwidth utilization and backup schedules will be managed completely by us.
- Detailed reports will be available to administrators to monitor the state of their backups. A complete audit trail will provide you information about its use, and our own administrators do not have access to your data.
If you have questions regarding the management of your backups, give us a call at 816-781-3006 or visit us online to learn more. We will take care of your backups so that you can take care of your business.