crn5000-inc2015 BPTW logo
Contact us today!
(918) 770-8738
 
 

Integrated Business Technologies Blog

Integrated Business Technologies has been serving the Broken Arrow area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

This World Backup Day, Stop Testing Your Luck and Back it Up!

This World Backup Day, Stop Testing Your Luck and Back it Up!

No business owner likes to think about it, but every business needs to be prepared for the possibility of their data disappearing. Have you taken steps to ensure that, should some disaster strike, you will be prepared to dust yourself off and continue operations? Furthermore, are you sure that your preparations will be sufficient and your data will be preserved?

The terms “disaster” and “data disaster” are too often used interchangeably. While definitely connected, they certainly are not the same thing. A “disaster” is a weather event or some other external force that puts your business in peril, often by leading to a “data disaster,” which is when your organization suffers data loss of some magnitude.

However, a business doesn’t necessarily need to undergo a full-blown disaster to experience a data disaster. A data disaster can be caused by events that, at first glance, seem much more manageable than physically destructive. Data disasters can be brought upon a company if a crucial piece of hardware fails, as well as hacking attacks or the unnervingly common user error.

Make no mistake, there is nothing inherently manageable about these circumstances. They can cause significant destruction to your business. It's your responsibility to be certain that your business continuity plan has a backup solution is prepared for whatever type of disaster may be headed your way. However, what many would consider a “backup solution” is simply insufficient.

In order for a backup solution to be safely reliable, it has to meet a few criteria:

    n
  1. It has to be regularly updated multiple times a day. After all, what good would a backup taken three months ago do for your business?
  2. It must be stored off-site, preferably in numerous locations. This is to avoid whatever data-loss disaster that destroys your in-house data, also destroying your backup data.
  3. It must be tested to ensure it does its job. A backup solution that doesn’t work is the same as not having a backup solution at all.

Remember, these are the basics of data backup, which should only be a part of a comprehensive business continuity plan. Preserving your data is a good start, but in the case of some catastrophe, you’ll need a plan to get your business up and running again.

For assistance in creating a data backup and disaster recovery strategy, reach out to Integrated Business Technologies at (918) 770-8738.

Comments

 
No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!

freeconsultation
 

Tag Cloud

Security Technology Business Management Privacy Managed Service Provider Tip of the Week Internet Microsoft Saving Money Cloud Productivity Workplace Tips Business Computing Backup IT Services Best Practices Hackers Hosted Solutions Network IT Support Mobile Devices Hardware Email Business Malware Software Small Business Smartphones Data Windows Server Communication Upgrade Microsoft Office Mobile Device Management VoIP Google Virtualization Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Mobile Office Efficiency Miscellaneous Computer Gadgets Vendor Management Innovation Social Media Quick Tips Mobile Computing Windows 10 Holiday WiFi Best Practice Passwords Bring Your Own Device User Tips Users Smartphone Operating System Apple Spam Wireless Technology BYOD Alert The Internet of Things Trending Internet of Things Content Filtering Remote Monitoring Remote Computing History Going Green Current Events Information Technology Firewall IT Solutions Lithium-ion Battery Save Money IT Consultant Unified Threat Management Big Data Browser Office Android Saving Time Avoiding Downtime Analytics Gmail Facebook Hard Drives App Customer Relationship Management Managed IT services Windows 8 Printer Tech Support Humor Office Tips Retail Phishing Apps Ransomware Application IT service Phone System Virus Business Growth Maintenance Fax Server Outlook Health Customer Service Computers Marketing Excel Data Management Collaboration Network Security Recovery iPhone Running Cable Training Administration Co-Managed IT Employer-Employee Relationship Outsourced IT Computer Repair Hacking Antivirus Password Social Digital Payment Artificial Intelligence Router Inbound Marketing Presentation VPN PowerPoint Risk Management Budget Automation User Hosted Solution Programming Money Data storage Analyitcs Managed IT Education Intranet Business Intelligence Safety Robot Licensing Settings Printing Wireless End of Support Chrome Augmented Reality Cybercrime LiFi Save Time Help Desk User Error Piracy Hiring/Firing Sports Proactive IT Point of Sale Website Statistics Mouse Competition Document Management Net Neutrality Network Congestion IBM Encryption Mobile Device Downtime File Sharing Two-factor Authentication Search Virtual Desktop Social Networking USB Business Owner Display Tablet Hacker Flexibility Remote Support Leadership Skype Data Backup Streaming Media Bitcoin New Additions Print Server IP Address Text Messaging Work Station communications LinkedIn Refrigeration Hacks Congratulations Disaster Macro Law Firm IT Video Surveillance Specifications Telephony Recycling Unified Communications Windows 8.1 Update Best Available Cost Management Digital Signature Memory Files Laptop Computing Gaming Console Bluetooth Wi-Fi Monitors Documents Private Cloud Entrepreneur Deep Learning Online Currency Halloween Undo Google Wallet People 5G Writing Computer Accessories PDF Scary Stories Public Cloud Drones Buisness Office 365 Social Engineering Company Culture Sync Twitter Identities Adminstration Domains Backups 3D Touchscreen CIO Fun Mobile Device Managment Word Solid State Drive Public Speaking Legal Compliance eWaste Cortana Cybersecurity Alt Codes Scam Regulations Environment YouTube Scheduling Wearable Technology Knowledge Mobility Conferencing Typing Samsung Google Drive How To Alerts Troubleshooting Bandwidth PC Care Debate Experience Software Tips Value Heating/Cooling Cryptocurrency Crowdfunding Google Docs eBay Consumers

Top Blog

Basically, any machine that uses fans and vents to cool itself can overheat if airflow is restricted. If you have used a laptop on your lap for an extended session, then you know what we are talking about when the computer becomes hot to the touch. Every portable device is designed a little diffe...
QR-Code

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

*Email
*First Name
*Last Name