Should I back up my data at my business location?
Most businesses run daily backups to save their data on a
separate computer at their same business location; but what if all
data on all computers was damaged, for example because of a virus
attack on the network, or computers were destroyed in a fire or were
stolen? Off-site backup guarantees
that you have a full backup copy of all your business data at a second
of losing your data:
cost of losing the data that your business accumulated over many
years could be in tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars; it can
even cost you your business altogether. Investing in an Off-Site backup
solution will protect your data and save your business.
Protecting multiple business locations:
Off-Site Backup solution can protect multiple business locations by
backing up each business location's data at the other location. For
example, business location 1 can be backed-up at business
location 2. and business location 2 can be backed-up at business
location 1. This way, you will save off-site backup costs by using
all your business locations as a close circle off-site backup
Having an Off-site backup solution implemented insures business
continuity should your company suffer from data loss, by
accessing remotely your business data from your Off-Site location
where you store an identical copy of your business data, or by
quickly restoring the data from your Off-Site backup storage device
to your business main office.
Business or Governmental regulations:
Some Professions and businesses, as in the case of Physicians, are
required by law to have a Contingency Data Plan as per HIPAA backup
requirements, which require organizations to create a disaster
recovery plan that's capable of restoring computer system records
after an emergency situation as a fail-safe measure for protecting
patient health information.
When your computers or network needs repair for any reason, the
service company will not guarantee that the files on your hard
drives will still be there when the service is completed. After the
repair, you can always restore your data from your off-site backup
storage device back into your business main office again.