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Disaster Recovery Services for small to mid-size businesses in the Tampa Bay area.
What would happen to your business if:
- A natural disaster like a hurricane, caused the destruction of your servers and network.
- An employee checked their personal email at work and clicked a link that caused a virus that caused a system shut down.
- Your customer’s data was compromised and was not recoverable.
- A company laptop was stolen from a checked bag on the airplane.
Security is vital to any organization and threats to data are everywhere. Natural disasters, viruses, hardware failure and internal user error can occur, causing data loss or additional access issues. That is why it is VITAL to have a disaster recovery strategy.
Keeping your organization’s data secure is more important than ever, and Affordable Computer Solutions focuses on keeping that data safe and accessible in case of any failures.
ACS offers multiple backup options based on your company’s and end user needs, meaning you can focus on building your reputation, instead of fixing it.
Developing a data backup strategy
Your data backup strategy should fit your unique situation, including the type of data you store, your industry, and your security requirements. There are many factors to consider:
Select the backup techniques to use
There are productivity saving options out there. Some of the data saving software includes:
- system image backups
- cloud-based solutions
- daily or continuous data backups
It could be more cost-effective and less data consuming to combine several backup techniques into a custom solution that is tailored to your business needs.
SECURITY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY!
Identify what data should be backed up and when
Ideally, you should back up all your data every day, but sometimes that is impractical due to time or financial constraints. If that is the case, identify the data that is critical to your business so that it can be backed up daily. Any other data can then be backed up on a less rigorous, or incremental, schedule.
Select where to store the backup files
Keeping multiple copies of your backups is very important. One copy should be kept onsite so you can access it easily when there are minor mishaps, such as an employee accidentally deleting a file. Another copy should be kept offsite in case of a natural disaster destroying the onsite copy.
Depending on your industry, you may be subject to government regulations regarding the storage of your data, which will affect the type of solution that makes sense for your business.
Determine how to test the backup files
You do not want to find out that your backup files are corrupt and therefore useless, when you are trying to recover from a ransomware attack. Backup files need to be tested to make sure they are available when you need them. Testing incremental and full restoration of your files will let you will know for certain that your backups will work. There are other validation methods, too.
Our team will regularly review your business data backups carefully, ask you pertinent questions, and then guide you on the data backup solutions that make the most sense for you. We can also perform validation testing to make sure your data can be restored as planned.
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