If you have ever been unfortunate enough to experience data loss you will understand how important backups are, but it is surprising how many people intend to do it or worse think their backup strategy is working when it has never been tested until it is too late.
Though backup may not seem essential, if data is lost, backup becomes crucial to your disaster recovery strategy and so many businesses that experience data loss do not manage to bounce back from it. Firstly consider what in your business needs to be backed up. It might only be your files and documents or it might be your databases, systems and servers. Consider how much corruption and chaos it would cause if you had data loss. Once your backup strategy is established, we can then ensure it becomes regularly maintained and upheld to prepare and protect you from any eventuality.
Questions to consider:
What do you have in your business that in the case of data loss, you would not be able to carry on without?
How many days of down-time without data or your established systems could you company afford?
How much revenue would your company lose if it took a week, 2 weeks or even a month to get all of your IT infrastructure and data sufficiently up and running again?
What protocols do you have in place already?