3 Huge Considerations When Choosing Data Protection Services

by | Jul 31, 2013 | Business Continuity

Choosing Data Protection Services Doesn’t Have to be Hard

Deciding to use one of the professional data protection services is the first and relatively easy step to protecting your data. With the risk of losing data and unproductive facing business downtime, data protection services are imperative for small businesses. The next step, choosing data protection service, requires more thought and research before finalizing a decision.

recent CSO article listed three things to consider for companies that are searching for a data protection. The following considerations as per the article assume that the business have already decided to opt for a disaster recovery service:

Market drivers, vendors and differentiation

Data protection services may be sound similar in their overall services offered, but may differ significantly in price, storage options, and method of backing up and testing data. Research how often each service backs up and tests your data, and determine which is ultimately the safest.

Speed of disaster recovery

Business downtime is the main point of focus when discussing disaster recovery because it hinders productivity and hurts the business’ reputation. If your company is located in an area that is frequently haunted by natural disasters, understand how fast you’ll be able to recover your data, and consider how important that is before choosing a service.

Proceed with caution

Trusting your data to a data protection service commands due diligence. Some services may offer replication to failover core systems but not include backup, so be sure to understand how exactly the service will work with you after uploading your data.

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Data protection services are only as dependable as their customer experiences suggest. In addition to our unique double money back guarantee, we let our customers and testimonials cement our reliability, such as that of our client Residential Realty Advisors, which reads:

“Dale and his team are extremely attentive to any problems that may arise, and they are great to deal with and have a wonderful disposition. He is a true professional and has been a pleasure to work with.”

Data protection is essential for small businesses, but don’t just trust your data to any service. If you’re interested in choosing data protection services for your business, contact us.

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.