If your computer data storage fails sixty seconds from now, how long would it take for your business to be back to normal?
If your last backup was a month ago, could you afford to lose a month's worth of information?
Are your backups actually working – can you in fact restore information from your backups?
These are questions I find useful to help clients form a clearer idea of their needs. Some people rarely need data backups; a physical copy may be sufficient. Others rely on their information such that they will struggle to stay in business if it fails.
A small Melbourne-based business lost an important contract when a computer’s storage failed, losing the client’s data. They had no backup copy.
A medium Melbourne-based business had over 50 servers fail simultaneously. As the business had data backups, most services could be restored within a day.
A small Adelaide-based medical business had their computer’s data storage fail. They had no backup of the data but have engaged a data recovery service.
In our own office, the data storage in one of our computers failed only a few minutes before writing this. No one is immune to data failure: it's a matter of when, not whether they will occur.
Make a booking to speak with me about how you might improve your business's data protection.