Does Your Business Have a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan?

backupYour business data is the lifeblood of your company and the amount you are collecting and storing is growing all the time, all your customer records, your accounting information, employee and payroll data, intellectual property.

What would happen to your business if you lost a day’s data, a week’s data, a year’s data? How would your business respond? A 2014 survey from EMC Global Data Protection Index stated that an average Australian organisations would experience more than three working days (27 hours) of unexpected downtime, and that data loss and downtime had cost organisations around $65.5 billion in the preceding 12 months.

The top three causes of data loss are:

Human Error:
Human error is the leading cause or data loss and has been found to contribute to around 24% of data loss. Actions such as sending the wrong information, opening an unsolicited email or losing a mobile device are common in any business and can happen at any time. While we can try to limit the damage that can be done by employees, accidents and mistakes can always happen,

Hardware Failure:
The technology in your organisation houses crucial data, whether this is stored on servers, end user devices or mobile devices. It’s easy for hardware to fail; heat, dust, improper maintenance or natural disasters are all examples of how hardware can fail.

Malicious Attacks:
Computer viruses, ransomware and malware can lead to significant data loss; by holding your files to ransom for a payment, stealing you data, or causing a system failure.
According to an ABC report in August 2015, Australians are paying thousands of dollars to the ransomware virus ‘CryptoLocker’

Speak to TCT today about how we can help you protect your business with our Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery solutions.

Robert Brown

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