Whether you are an entrepreneur, the owner of a small & medium business or the manager of an already established brand, you are aware of the benefits that managed IT services give you when compared to traditional break/fix IT support. There is, however, an addition concern you should keep in mind when choosing a managed IT provider: data recovery.
What Is Data Recovery and How Does It Help You Succeed?
Data recovery, in its simplest form, is easy to understand in terms of value. CEOs and business managers use data recovery to hedge against the possibility of disastrous data loss. Whether your company works in the tech sector or in a traditional field, the importance of your data cannot be overestimated. Everything from customer data to your income statements and tax records are likely to be contained on a hard disk somewhere in your network. If an unexpected power outage or other disastrous event makes that data inaccessible, you could find yourself facing insurmountable losses.
A simple way to enjoy the benefits of data recovery is to keep local backups of important information. If you copy your data once a week to an external hard drive and keep the drive safe, you will always have that data available. The problem with this approach is that the data is not easily accessible and the recovery process is not a smooth one. Should disaster strike, you will still be faced with losses stemming from decreased productivity and the loss of your most recent records. This is why you should hire a managed IT service to provide you with a comprehensive data recovery strategy.
Modern, Comprehensive Data Recovery Strategies
To enjoy the benefits that data recovery offers without having to lose time, money and energy implementing an inefficient strategy, use a managed IT service that provides data recovery services automatically. For example, this could be in the form of constant server backups, vulnerability metrics and regular audits. With a comprehensive strategy in place, you can save your company’s data from being lost, and also get your network running smoothly in a short time following a disaster.
Reputable providers of managed IT services understand the need for robust data recovery methods. One of the keys to forming a strategy is understanding the causes of data loss. There are four major categories of data loss that your network should be protected against:
A managed IT provider will have data recovery systems in place that mitigate the risk of each data loss type described above. A secure, combined service will provide your business with a strategy for recovering your data despite any conceivable obstacle. 403Tech Inc is the trusted choice when it comes to staying ahead of the latest information technology tips, tricks, and news. Contact us at (403) 215-7506 or send us an email at [email protected] for more information.
Scott Gallupe of 403Tech Discusses Cybersecurity Threats in Business in Calgary Article
The COVID-19 pandemic sent businesses scrambling to pivot from an office-based environment to a remote workforce. A recent issue of Business in Calgary featured 403Tech President Scott Gallupe, who advised on how local businesses can protect their IT systems from cybersecurity threats. He explained that passwords and video collaboration tools are possible entryways for viruses and malware. The article, Alright, Stop, Collaborate and Listen, features several local IT leaders, describes the issues faced by business owners during the pandemic and provides guidance on ways to protect business data from ransomware and other types of cyberattacks.