Every month companies quite rightly pay monthly premiums for professional indemnity, public liability, stock and many other types of business insurance.
But an often overlooked part of a business is the data that it creates. Whilst you can purchase “E Risks Insurance”, the fact is that money can often never replace lost computer data.
Many small/medium businesses do not back up their data at all. Of the rest that do, they often overlook laptop computers run by their sales team – containing critical company information. It is estimated that one in ten laptops are lost/stolen during their lifetime.
Businesses need to consider how to protect their digital assets. BackupVault Online Backup is quite simply “data insurance for your business”. Our backup service will ensure that your data is protected each and every day from any number of threats, leaving you to manage and run your business.
A customer recently asked me what size data plan they should be on. After a few checks we found they they had over 50Gb of data. Of that 50Gb there was just under 5Gb of work files such as spreadsheets, accounts software and emails.
The other 45Gb was mainly music and movies downloaded from the Internet. I advised to backup the 5Gb to BackupVault and backup the other 45Gb to an external hard drive.
This way the most important work related files were protected offsite. When choosing which files to backup you need to ask yourself which files are the most important to you.
Of course with BackupVault it is easy to select/deselect files from the backup program – so you are always able to protect what is most important to you.
We advise against backing up operating system files and other programs that can be easily replaced – but it is only you that can decide what is most important.