A Simple Storage Solution Is The Answer For Your Business

by | Feb 4, 2015 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

Simple Storage Can Help Prevent Data Loss

Many people who work with, or even play on, computers quickly pick up one unique habit: Obsessive saving. If you watch someone with  experience, you’ll see the person clicking “save” at every opportunity – and the more critical the action, the more often they’ll click it. This is because they have learned the hard way that a computer may crash at any time, causing the irretrievable loss of all unsaved progress.

Do you treat your business at least as seriously as a gamer treats his game? Or have you been leaving it to its own devices and simply hoping that nothing will go wrong? If it’s the latter, you are on just as thin of ice as someone who doesn’t hit save, only you have much more on the line.

A company can lose hundreds or even thousands of dollars’ worth of order information and other critical data in the event of a catastrophic computer failure. Reloading won’t bring that money back. Fortunately, there is a simple storage solution that works automatically and ensures that your company will be able to quickly recover from data loss. This solution leverages local along with the cloud, or internet-based systems, in order to back up your data in a location that will not be affected by anything happening at your office. Because of this, it even beats automatic onsite storage.

Automatic onsite backups may seem like a good simple storage solution, but in reality, they only provide half the protection you need. They do free employees from having to remember to run a backup system, and can prevent data loss from things like power failures or user error. However, they cannot save data from loss due to fire or other catastrophes, stop local hard drives from failing, or otherwise protect from devastating local events. The only way to fully protect data from these dangers is to also store it elsewhere.

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The best way to ensure that data is fully protected is to make multiple saved copies. An onsite storage system allows for quick retrieval, while an off-site system provides a critical backup of the backups. This way, a single event cannot destroy your data no matter where that event happens.

According to our research here at InvenioIT, 20 percent of companies will suffer a data-destroying event every year. Don’t just hope your business lands on the lucky side of the equation; protect its data by backing it up with our simple storage solution. Treat your business seriously. Your company’s livelihood depends on it.

To learn more about simple, cloud-based storage solutions, just 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.