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Backups – why they are crucial to your business

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One of the most important steps you can take to ensure your business’s continuity in the face of an unexpected event is to backup your company’s network regularly.

Whether you have deleted data accidentally, have been the victim of a cyber crime or you are dealing with the aftermath of theft, damage or severe weather, backing up your company’s systems, will help to get your business back on track as quickly as possible.

Save time and money

Ultimately, not having a suitable backup system in place could cost you time, money and hassle in the long term, from the cost of resolving the problem to the time it takes to sort out and the possible loss of business in the meantime.

The impact of ransomware

You may think that ransomware won’t affect you as a small business, but that’s not necessarily the case, in fact, small businesses are often the favoured target because they don’t always have adequate security in place.

If ransomware was ever to target your business, you could potentially find yourself locked out of your entire network and that’s where having a suitable backup system is vital, so you can swiftly restore your network and get back to work.

Countering the effects of a natural disaster

Research by the University of Salford has found that natural disasters such as flooding can have a devastating impact on businesses, especially small to medium-sized enterprises and that the loss of these businesses, in turn, has a detrimental impact on the local economy.

One way in which the impact of a natural disaster on a business can be mitigated is to have a comprehensive contingency plan in place, and an important element of that plan is to have a backup of your business’s network – so you don’t lose your data and have to build it up all over again.

Reassurance when you need it most

Having a secure and reliable backup in place means you can quickly access and restore your data, even in difficult circumstances, giving you the best chance of achieving business continuity. Yet, even today, some businesses don’t backup their network even though research has shown that 60% of businesses that lose their data, close within 6 months – so you can see why it’s so important for businesses of all sizes, however large or small, to back up their systems properly and have the right  support in place.

Your IT experts on hand

At Bowe Digital, we’ve partnered with Datto to provide backup solutions that are local or cloud-based, at a price point that is tailored to small businesses. Datto backups can be easily and quickly accessed at just the click of a button, through a local Datto device or via the secure Datto cloud – meaning you can carry on your work seamlessly. Contact us today to ensure your business has a suitable backup system in place.