business backupIt is handy and cheap to have your files synchronised with free online services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Apple iCloud and so on. However, you must never assume that your data is completely safe. Free services are free for a reason, and they do not guarantee the level of service a business needs. You should also be aware of the threat of ransomware, which encrypts files on PCs and demands payment. Smart ransomware can also encrypt files in cloud drives so you should also have a physical backup. So why should you pay for a business backup system?

What Types Of Backup Service are Available?

There are lots of backup solutions on the market. You should be aware of the pros and cons of each. Although some services offer full protection, others cover just your user files. Some will cover your entire system so you can restore a working computer quickly. There are many options for backing up your business files. These include:

  • cloud services
  • network servers
  • USB hard drives
  • thumb drives and memory cards
  • CD-Rom, DVD or Blu-ray discs

Schofield’s Second Law of Computing states that data doesn’t really exist unless you have at least two copies of it. It is vital to have at least two backups: especially when deleting content from cloud services can affect your master copy of the data!

It is one thing to plan to backup and quite another to be disciplined enough to do it. When you hire experts to design your business backup solution, then you can be sure that the backups are actually being done.

Digitalquill – Experts in Business Backups

If you’re in any doubt on how to buy the best business backup system, consult an expert. We can look at your business’s unique risks and vulnerabilities, and help you to implement the best backup solution for your situation. For more information call us on 01482 424402 or email us at office@digitalquill.co.uk.