What you need for secure computer data recovery

by | Dec 23, 2014 | Business Continuity

How Do You Manage Your Secure Computer Data Recovery

On that fragile computer system of yours, you keep all your income and expense record for tax purposes. Even though you keep the paper receipts and checks in the safe, your daily accounts have to be updated all the time. Purchases, expenses, gross receipts, travel expenses and miscellaneous business deductibles are all neatly kept in your accounting system. You also keep your inventory information, after you have just sent your staff on your inventory audit. You have a valuable customer mailing list. Your hard drives and your local network is humming as the business smoothly perks along.

The nightmare would be if something suddenly went wrong and the computer failed. Those disk drives are not infallible. Disk systems fail for a whole range of reasons, physical damage, powerful magnetic fields, heat exposure from fires or even ventilation failure, or just an aging system. The losses can be sudden and catastrophic or just gradual. You may find that suddenly you can’t access part of your data, because of accidental erasure or file corruption. That could be disastrous for your business. Statistics show what you already know, that businesses often suffer major setbacks because of data loss.

How do you manage secure computer data recovery? In the old days, people used tape back-up drives. Ten years ago, experts were recommending a regular schedule of full backups interspersed with “incremental” backups, just backing up new data. With the huge volume of information modern businesses hold on computer files, this kind of tape system would be horrendous. If you had a computer emergency data recovery would be very time consuming and tape drives were themselves not especially reliable.

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Technology has brought new solutions for data recovery planning. Most businesses back up their vital data in the cloud, on large data servers off site. This kind of data recovery plan can be fast and automatic. The high level of security of cloud servers can assure you that your data will be kept intact for recovery when you need it. Modern cloud backup systems are based on secure server systems. The backups are themselves backed to guarantee a fail-safe system.

Please contact us to find out more about guaranteeing secure backups for data recovery.

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.