Issues #3 and #4
Today I talk about two more issues that affect business backup decisions that could lead to big mistakes. We all know backing up your business is important, so be sure you do it!
#3: Disaster Recovery (From last week’s article):
- How long until your company is in trouble with data loss? 40% said 72 hours, 21% said 48 hours, 15% said 24 hours, 8% said 8 hours, 9% said 4 hours, 3% said 1 hour, 4% said within the hour.
- 30% of companies don’t have a business continuity program in place. Around 60% of companies think their data backup and business continuity plans have significant vulnerabilities. Only 59% of those polled test their data backup at least once a quarter.
If your company doesn’t have a comprehensive plan to recover after a disaster – get one. Go here and request a FREE copy of Bitback Cloud Disaster Recovery Template. We are happy to give this away for free (a $999 value!) and we can also work with you to make sure it’s filled out and tested.
The companies that fail are companies that aren’t prepared for the unthinkable. So find a Disaster Recovery Template, it may save your business.
#4: Full System backups – If your entire PC, server or laptop is not being backed up then chances are some important information is not being backed up missed. PC’s today create and use tens of thousands of files and even to IT consultants and experts it’s hard to be sure that you are backing up to right stuff. This is why we feel that it’s important to utilize an image based backup.
Image based backups clone your entire PC into one image file, which is stored safely and can be used to restore your PC. “But I back up all of my files!” you say. Really?
Do you still have your Operating System CD/DVD?
Your copy of Office, Adobe or your favorite PC game?
Did you write down all of your email settings and rules?
Something as simple as your desktop shortcuts and internet shortcuts?
What about all of the upgrades you’ve performed over the years?
The Microsoft patches?
These are the things an image based backup will restore – in around 30-40 minutes. If you have to buy a new hard drive it comes blank and you will need to restore and recreate everything. And that will take more than 30-40 minutes, guaranteed.
Thanks for reading,