Backups are worthless if you can't restore them!We help companies keep their bits safe!
"We're good, we have two backup copies..."I can't tell you how many times I have heard the story of how some business owner has multiple backup copies stored on the network. You may have heard someone tell you how "disk is cheap...", well that is still true - for the most part. Our goal is to work with you to develop and implement a strategy for your business to be prepared in the event you ever need to use your backups, having a well thought out plan for executing that plan will be critical for a smooth restoration of your business operations.
"All our backups are automated!"Fantastic! When was the last time you checked to make sure you can restore? Have you put the proper safeguards in place to protect yourself if you are ever hacked? Just because you haven't seen error messages from your backup tools, doesn't mean it's really working. We will work with you to make sure you have the capability to restore operations, work from anywhere in the event of a catastrophic event and minimize any downtime.
"We enabled automatic updates..."When we talk about staying 'up to date', we are not just talking about software. Having DR & Continuity plans that map back to the ever changing business environment is an essential component to limiting your exposure to downtime and could impact your ability to reopen.
A few things to keep in mind about backing up
Don't take anything for granted: You don't know when or even if the backup will be needed so always treat it like your most precious asset, one day it may be!
Don't be afraid to ask for help: Having a backup that runs every day or even multiple times a day and doesn't capture the right information is just like not having a backup at all.
Storing your backup in the best place: We have all been told to backup our data, but if your saving everything at ground zero, what happens when catastrophe happens?
What's the Plan: Backup is installed, running on schedule and storage is active - You're good to go right? Do you know what to do first when an event happens? Who, what departments, what data is critical to get back first?
Practice makes Perfect: How do you know you're protected? How often should you run a DR drill? Have you built your communications plan? Do you know what your reporting responsibilities are? Knowing how to build the plan and then practicing it regularly is essential.
Keeping Up: Having the tools that provide the most features isn't what's important, having the features that are the most important are! Once you have the tools in place means now you need to keep them up to date and regularly assess changes in your business to keep yourself protected.
Business Data Is Under Attack More Now Than Ever BeforeCritical business data lives on servers, personal devices, and in the cloud. If any of that data is compromised or breached, companies are vulnerable to significant revenue loss and even failure. There has been a surge in attacks with 85% of support organizations reporting attacks against SMBs in the last two years. That is why we implement a comprehensive set of tools to deliver a powerful solution that protects against ransomware, accidental deletion, and disasters no matter where the attack occurs.
Are you in the clouds or Still On-Premise - do you know if either, or both, is best?Are you using a 3-2-1 backup strategy? Do you understand why some consider this worst thing you can do and why yet others embrace it? With all the options available to your company for backup, do you know if you have selected the best option? Do you know if you selected the option that creates vulnerabilities? Are you sure your team has created an untouchable copy so hackers can't corrupt your last best option, once you realize it's happened to you - Your Hacked!
We'll review your options as part of continuity planningHonestly, if you are not sure of your backup plan, how to maintain continuity of your business when an event occurs, where and how often to backup your devices, servers and workstations? Please, even if it's not us, get a professional to assist you with how to get started.
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5 Easy Things You Should Do To Protect Your Business NowLet’s face it: no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less plan for them. Connect with us and download the free guide to "brush-up” on some simple things you can, and should, be doing to protect your business.
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