Just about every computer user has experienced losing data. Even if you aren’t reckless about data backup, it could be as small as losing work you’ve been doing when your computer crashes in mid-task or a more serious data wipe-out when a hard drive fails. The stress, annoyance and anxiety this can cause is probably only too familiar.
In the work environment disaster recovery and replacing lost data can be very time-consuming, as well as being expensive. Information that can be very hard to replace includes customer data, sales, leads and prospects. You can expect it to take nineteen days and over $20,000 to re-enter 20 megabytes of sales data, for example. Do the math and you’ll see that replacing a gigabyte of lost data can be extremely expensive, and it will take a whole lot of time too.
A hard drive that fails can sometimes be restored – but don’t count on it because there’s no guarantee and there’s only a small chance of success. The forensic procedure involved takes time and money and the more data you have, the more costly the data recovery will be. Bear in mind that you might get only a fraction of your data back, so it’s a lot of a money to spend on what is always a gamble.
You don’t have to take chances with your business data. An efficient data backup system and disaster recovery solution can ensure that you operate relatively seamlessly, even if a data loss disaster strikes. Without one you could be embroiled in damage control for weeks, and it’s almost certainly going to mean that your bottom line takes a hit. Data loss is something all business owners should be seriously worried about.
The good news is that automated data backup can give you peace of mind. It’s easy to test, so you know it’s working properly and can sleep peacefully knowing that you have strong measures in place. For more information on a disaster recovery solution, call Quikteks today at (973) 882-4644.