When you are looking at investing in data backup services, you might be tempted to cut corners or go with a cheaper option.
After all, you’ve never really needed data backup services before, right? Why should you pay a ton of money for them?
As we always say here at AccuNet: “IT isn’t expensive; IT disasters are.” In our experience, investing in data backup services will save you money in the long run, as an IT disaster can cause you financial losses – as well as the loss of customers and valuable data.
When you are in a situation where data has been lost or compromised, you need your backup service to be there – and fast.
Here are some things you need to know about not skimping on data backup services. Read on:
Backups are not file syncing
Sometimes, people can confuse file syncing with data backups. File synching is when your files are synchronized on another platform but that may not be a full backup of your data, because if you delete something or lose something, your file synching will delete or lose it as well.
A good backup system will store everything you need in case you need to recover or restore your data.
File syncing isn’t bad – and it is a great thing to have. But it should never be your backup system.
A quick google search of recent cyber attacks or threats will show you just how often a company’s data is at risk. If you don’t have a backup plan and a solid system in place, a cyber or hacking attack can leave you dead in the water. This is why there isn’t just a one-size-fits-all approach to data backup systems. Your business is unique and your solution should be unique as well.
The bottom line
Having a backup system in place that fits the needs of your business – and that will allow you to keep your company running during or after a breech or failure – is a big investment. But it is one of those things that will pay for itself when the time comes that you need it.
If you have questions about data backup services for your small to midsize business, we can help. Contact us today!