The Nightmare of Windows Backup Procrastination is Real

by | Apr 23, 2014 | Business Continuity

Does Your Business Have a Reliable Windows Backup Plan?

Joe and Janet had built their interior design business into a successful operation. Life was good. They had 8 employees and had just moved their operations into a new office. They had purchased a new computer system and had all the company files, customer information, vendor contacts, and all their other works on the system.

Joe was having coffee with Fred (a life-long friend), and they were discussing the success that Joe and his wife were having. Fred works as a information analyst for a major credit card company. As Joe was telling Fred about the new computer system and how they had all their information stored on it, Fred casually asked if Joe had performed a Windows Backup on it and also a backup on all those important files? Joe slightly frowned and said he just hadn’t gotten around to it yet. “Procrastination isn’t good Joe,” Fred said. He handed Joe a business card and explained it was a company his company always uses to perform windows backup and other computer services. Their business name was Invenio IT. “They are the best in the business Joe,” Fred said. Joe replied, “I will look into it,” as he paid the bill. He thought to himself, “I do need to get a windows backup.”

When Joe walked into their new office, he found Jane crying. Looking, he saw that the overhead air conditioner had fallen on top of their new computer system. He tried to turn it on and nothing; absolutely nothing. Joe screamed, “I didn’t backup our files or get a windows backup. I am ruined!”

Fred was driving by Joe and Jane’s business and saw Joe putting boards up over the windows. Fred asked him why. Joe explained what had happened and that all was lost. He exclaimed that all files were destroyed and that bankruptcy was the only answer. Fred asked Joe if he had called Invenio IT. Joe just shook his head no and said, “How can they help?” Fred dialed 646-395-1170 and explained the whole situation.

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To make a long story short, Joe and Jane are busier than ever. They have hired 4 more employees and their computer system now works just fine. Joe took the boards off the windows right after Invenio was able to save all the information. Insurance did cover the computer system and the other damage.

If not for Invenio IT, Joe and Jane would be in bankruptcy court with boarded-up windows on their interior design business. All their files are now safely backed-up along with their Windows Operating System. Joe and Jane are also taking Fred and his wife out to a steak dinner and a nice concert this weekend to show their gratefulness in introducing them to Invenio.

Have you been procrastinating? Procrastination isn’t good. You should contact us and protect your system and files.

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.