Backing up your critical systems and data is essential to ensuring your business can continue in the event of theft, fire, flood or any other disaster.
Cloud back-ups have many advantages, notably that they cannot be destroyed by a fire, flood etc. on your physical premises, and can be accessed from anywhere, meaning if you suddenly had to set up in new office, as long as you had internet access, you’d have access to all your files. While some cloud storage can have security issues, our specialist IT team can implement safeguards and protection to ensure your data is secure.
On-site back-ups are often quicker to access than cloud back-ups and don’t rely on an internet connection to back up your data, however by storing the back up on the same physical site as the copied data, the risk of the back-up being affected by whatever destroys your original files is increased. Many businesses have a physical on-site back-up that is removed from the premises at night to reduce this risk.
Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning & Testing
Having a back-up is only part of the equation. It must form part of an effective business continuity plan, which must be tested to ensure effective performance in the event of a disaster. Our team of experts can work with you to design a strategy that fits your business, ensuring swift disaster recovery if required.