Whether your company collects data using a computer, tablet, smartphone or specialized device, you need a backup and recovery plan
Small and medium-sized businesses commonly store the following types of data:
- An accounting system to which one or more users has access.
- Human Resources data
- Company forms
- Policies and Procedures documentation
- Proprietary information to help with producing quotes, bids or estimates.
- Customer files and information
- Photographs and video recordings
- Job or project data
- Software license information
When systems fail, it immediately becomes evident that the data stored on hard drives, tapes, or in the cloud is much more valuable than the actual cost of storage. This is why it is important for companies to make an adequate investment to ensure that data is backed up and that a plan exists for recovering data.
Here are some consequences that can ensue if your hardware fails, and strategies for preventing or recovering from those disaster scenarios.
|Failure Scenario||Potential Consequence||Prevention or Recovery Scenario|
|Hard Drive Failure or “Crash”||
|Fire, Theft or Flood||
|Accidental or malicious deletion of files||Lost files.||
|Viruses or malware corrupting or deleting files||Lost files, confidential files potentially exposed.||
|Recovery Failure||Lost files.||
Whether it’s one of these situations, or a challenge unique to your business, at Foundation BTS we are your data backup and recovery strategists.