Backup and Data Recovery
Keeping your information safe and backed up is one of the most important things you can do.
Connecting Point takes data protection very seriously and can assist to develop a reliable backup system to fit your personal and professional needs. Our backup solutions are reliable, scalable and secure. These enterprise class systems meet HIPAA, PCI, SOC and other regulatory compliance required in today’s business world.
Our backups are developed by replicating to a secure cloud storage and encrypted with the highest level of encryption available. Connecting Point monitors the backup process to ensure your data is being backed up.
Top Four Reasons Why You Need to Backup Your Data
There are all sorts of “backups” that help get you out of various data situations. Think of the spare tire in your vehicle. If you’ve ever blown a tire or ended up with a flat on the side of the road, you know how vital your spare tire is to getting you back on the road to your destination safe and sound.
Let’s step back and count down the top four reasons why businesses need a proper data backup.
1. Simple Recovery
People are not infallible and make mistakes. Emails containing viruses are accidentally opened every day and important files are mistakenly deleted. There’s no reason to fear if you take frequent incremental snapshots of your systems that revert your systems back to it’s prior state. These actions protect you and your business from the little missteps that could potentially erase or eliminate your data.
2. Audits, Taxes, and Archives
Many businesses are required to keep records for an extended period, may it be for taxes or other regulatory purposes. It’s easy to assume that one copy of these documents on your computer has you covered. But as you might know by now, having one copy is generally a huge mistake. Having offsite backup of required personal/ business information can save you if something goes wrong locally. This is critical when regulatory commissions like the IRS, HIPPA and other regulatory commissions, request this information to ensure compliance.
3. Deadly Data Loss
A study by University of Texas showed that 43% of businesses that suffer major data loss are never reopened. Don’t think Mother Nature is always responsible, human hands are very capable of destroying a business through silly mistakes or oversights. Simply backing up data and having a disaster recovery plan in place can help mitigate these types of threats. The best way to prevent this loss is to think proactively and ensure your files will survive what life throws at you.
4. Doing Work Twice
The first rule at work is “do it right the first time.” If you suffer a minor failure and don’t have the backups, you’ll have ample work to redo whether it’s setting systems up or recreating documents. Worse yet, if you suffer a major data loss you could feasibly end up re-doing everything you’ve ever done—that’s a situation few companies survive.