One of the most important areas of a business’s I.T infrastructure, is data protection. Quite often the cost of replacing a business computer is negligable compared to the cost of losing all the data stored on it. Computer hardware can easily be replaced, unfortunately the same can not be said for your companies data, unless you have a good data back-up system in place, and the sad truth is, many companies today, still don’t!!
It is sometimes percieved to be either expensive, costly, or too complicated, this simply isn’t the case. One of the other main reason’s why a bussiness might not have an adequate Back-Up System in place is possible confusion. Many businesses for example will do their MYOB or Quicken Back-Ups, thinking that is all their important data backed-up, but what about all the other data on a PC, all the files in “My Documents”, emails, calander appointments, contacts information, pictures, databases, or other data associated with an important piece of software that your company uses. ALL of this data can be backed up efficiently, easily, and without a huge cost involved.
The 2 main questions that normally need answering are, how often should I back-up? and What back-up method should I use? The answers to these two very important questions all depends on the amount of data that needs to be backed up, and if you somehow lost all your data today through fire, theft or hardware failure, how much data would you be prepared to lose? For some bussinesses a weeks worth of data would be easily input again, for others inputting a weeks worth of data would be a massively costly exercise, and therefore would require daily back-ups.
Advantage Computer Systems can assess your business’s data back up needs, and can help you determine which data back-up system would be right for you, and how often the data back-up should be performed. We can then implement that system for you, supplying any hardware or software that may be required, setting it up, and explaining to you anything you need to know, or if the back-ups will be performed manually, then how to go about the process.
If your business has not currently got an adequate back-up system in place, then please call us to make an appointment in order to protect your business’s data.