Several New Jersey and New York companies unable to access their data for ten days after Hurricane Sandy did not survive the next fiscal year. Here’s how to protect your business with cost-effective data backup solutions.
First, identify the files and applications that are required to maintain your company’s operations. Quikteks recommends that you back up every byte of data on your network to 100% recovery. Backing up 100% of your data may be an affordable option through Quikteks’s data backup and recovery service, but if, for example, your personal media collection is stored on your network, you may want to go through and organize your data for backup purposes.
When going through your company’s files, try the 80/20 rule: 20% of your data accounts for 80% of the total value. Here are some of the most crucial pieces of data making up that important 20 percent you will want to back up.
Up to date accounting is the single most important data set a company has. Without this data you would probably be out of business , -and just imagine the misery of rebuilding it if you don’t have current backups.
Employees will have their loyalty tested if they don’t get paid because the servers with payroll information are down. In the event of a disaster, when you need your team the most, you don’t want payroll information unavailable.
Networking information, plans on how to grow the company and important memos from your company’s executive team are extremely valuable. Back up the CEO’s notes and then work your way down. Back up every employee’s My Documents folder by redirecting them to a backed up folder on the server.
One of the foundations of your business is the customer information database that has been collected since day one. It’s a no-brainer that it would be disastrous to your business if this information was ever compromised or lost.
If you’re hosting the company website on in-house servers, the online entry point of your business is vulnerable in the event of damage to your physical infrastructure. These days, that can be most of your business.
If you have a large IT infrastructure, how do you go through all your data and determine what is worth backing up? It’s a best practice to routinely go through your database and review its contents. You may decide that 100% of your data is valuable; if a file was worthless then somebody would have deleted it, right?
Whether you back up some of your files or all of them, Quikteks can handle it with our secure Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) solution. BDR automatically backs up your data throughout the workday, and because it is safely stored in the cloud, it can be restored in minutes if something happens to your infrastructure. Call Quikteks at (973) 882-4644 to learn more about disaster recovery.
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