Most home users and an alarming amount of small business owners do not have adequate back up solutions in place. In fact a high percentage don't have a solution in place at all!
The Home User
Most domestic computer devices have a single hard drive. This means all of your important data is held in a single location - your devices hard drive. All of your pictures, financial documents, music and anything else you care to think of is held on a small disk that, if it breaks, means you lose all of your data. Many recent surveys have found that 75% of people have lost treasured family photographs since the rise in popularity of digital cameras due to inadequate data protection.
You don't just have to worry about the disk drive failing either. The increase of encryption based ransomware that hijacks and locks you out of your files means you can lose all of your data forever.
These are just a very small snapshot of the risks your digital life has to contend with. Some people reading this will use services like Dropbox or Onedrive to store their data. This is much better than no back up at all, but again, is not fool-proof and can still suffer from ransomware attacks.
The Business User
Whilst most businesses appreciate the importance of data back ups it still features pretty low on the list of priorities for getting put in place. When you are busy running a business it is easy to let some things slide. Business users suffer all of the same risks as home users but are also higher profile targets. The computers used for a business tend to be used far more than a home user too so have a higher risk of encountering something that can cause a problem or having hardware failure. They also tend to have networks that staff can join with their personal devices which increases the risk of a virus getting onto the main system. Not only that but, when a business computer goes down, you reduce the productivity of the person that uses that computer. Meaning you are still paying the same out for less benefit to your business. It does not really make sense does it?
If you are concerned about your backups or have never even thought about them then give us a call. We offer a range of backup solutions from just £2.50 a month for a hosted system to a fully fledged raided back up system.
We deal with clients who have lost data on a weekly basis and see just how severe the impact of data loss can be especially when it turns out to be totally gone - FOREVER!
Don't take the chance of not having back ups in place. At the very least speak to us about your options and then you can make your own decision about how to proceed with no obligation.
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