Itâ€™s simple: Businesses that suffer data losses usually fail as a result.
What this means is most small businesses have failed to protect themselves from a plethora of problems. According to Ontrack, data loss is the result of human error 44% of the time, hardware or system malfunction 32% of the time, software malfunction 14% of the time, computer virus 7% of the time, and site disaster 3% of the time.
And data loss is bad, because your data is your business. To illustrate, consider the impact if you lost access to your IT systems, including:
- Customer databases
- Supplier details
- Financial documents, from invoices to tax records
- Product catalogues
- Marketing materials
- Letters and emails
- Document templates
- Staff records
You already have insurance to protect your business assets, and the same principle applies to your data. Regardless of where your data is, it needs to be protectedâ€”and protected continuouslyâ€”from every possible threat.
The good news: a solid disaster recovery plan, including a good backup solution, will allow you to get back to business within minutes or hours in most cases.
So protect your data, and secure your business. Ask us how.