Truth About Increasing Demand of Database Backup and Recovery

by | May 29, 2013 | Business Continuity

Though increasing demand of database backup and recovery may seem tedious, without it businesses risk losing years’ worth of work

It’s the worst nightmare of businesses, but many do to take the proper steps to avoid it. Though database backup and recovery may seem tedious and redundant at times, without it businesses risk losing years’ worth of work. Today, the installation of data protection services has never been easier, and as companies continue to rely more and more on data and IT infrastructure, their need continues to grow. Database backup and recovery is more important today than ever before.

In a recent study, KPMG discovered that data loss incidents have affected over one billion people over the last five years. A recent article by USA Today explains how businesses are finally starting to understand the dangers of data loss and taking steps to prevent it:

To fight back, organizations today are investing heavily to increase protection and control of data, and equipping employees with the necessary tools and education to safeguard information.

There are various aspects to protecting data and preventing a detrimental loss of it, with two standing out in particular: installing sophisticated security systems and stressing their importance to all employees who have access to company data. Social media networks represent a constant threat to data, as employees will often provide too much personal information on their pages. Although they are not necessarily misusing company data by providing it to the public, they are allowing their accounts to be hacked, which can ultimately result in a disaster for businesses. John Veihmeyer, author of the USA Today article, explained this threat to businesses:

Even if hackers aren’t invading personal accounts, they can use information gathered online to entice individuals to open malicious emails and documents. While most companies train employees to avoid suspicious emails, they must now be taught to identify hazards in seemingly credible messages from banks, schools, or from inside the company itself.

While over the past few years new threats to data loss have developed, there has also been the improvement and innovation of backup services. With the assistance of IT support services, businesses can now backup their data and restore it instantly if needed. Backup services test the stored data as frequently as desired so businesses can rest easy knowing that their data and work is safe and secure. This ultimately results in more efficient day-to-day business operations, as businesses will not suffer drastic setbacks from massive losses of data.

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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.