Tech experts from Apex Technology Management, Inc., urging local businesses to avoid disaster by getting data backed up.
March 31st, 2017 – Everyone has heard the horror story at least once. Maybe from a friend or family member or business associate. Some tech disaster hits their computer, tablet or phone and since they didn’t have its contents backed-up, they lost everything. While losing photos and emails can be devastating on a personal level, losing business data can cause damage that is downright debilitating.
The statistics don’t lie. For business owners, recovering from unexpected data loss is no walk in the park. Home Computing Magazine found that 60% of companies that lose their data will be out of business within six months of the disaster. More specifically, The Strategic Research Institute found that if a company is unable to resume operations within ten days of the data disaster, they’re unlikely to survive. With World Backup Day falling on March 31st, Apex Technology Management, Inc. is taking the opportunity to remind local business professionals just how important a business continuity plan is.
Business continuity may sound like a time-consuming or overwhelming process, but it’s as simple as ensuring critical business data is backed up and knowing how to restore it efficiently and effectively in the face of a chaotic disaster. Because cyber criminals are getting increasingly savvy, even companies who have anti-virus protections in place could be subject to unexpected data theft. While the disasters themselves may be hard to predict, preventing the devastating impacts doesn’t have to be difficult. Setting up a comprehensive business continuity plan can make all the difference in rebounding from disasters.
Backing up data can be done in a few different ways and the preferred method will vary depending on each business’ needs. Leading backup methods include:
- Hardware like USBs or external hard drives
- Scalable, cloud-based storage solutions
- Fully-managed hosted backup through an IT provider
But business continuity isn’t as simple as just backing up once and carrying on. Automatic daily backups should be set up to ensure all new business data is seamlessly backed up on the go. Furthermore, regular testing of backups is critical to ensuring that the strategies a company puts in place are effective and easy to implement in case of disaster. Finally, an effective and proactive business continuity plan will include detailed instructions on how to efficiently restore backed up data if and when necessary.
Apex Technology Management, Inc. has long been helping businesses across California develop business continuity plans that are reliable and easy to implement. Their entire firm operates in hopes of making business continuity a fundamental part of every client’s tech strategy. A fast moving and constantly developing business environment calls for a proactive approach to security and continuity. When 93% of companies file for bankruptcy within ten days of stalled restoration, investing thought, time and resources into business continuity is a no-brainer.
For full details on World Backup Day please visit www.worldbackupday.com/en/.
If you’d like to connect your business-minded audience with more information about the critical importance of developing a business continuity plan and how they can get proactive in celebration of World Backup Day, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Director of Sales & Marketing~, George Passidakis to schedule an interview.
George Passidakis – Director of Sales & Marketing
Apex Technology Management
(530) 248-1000 – firstname.lastname@example.org