Many organizations have saved their business simply by backing up their data. According to the Federal Emergency Agency 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster and another 25% fail within one year. These organization may have fallen to the common misconceptions about backups and not put together the proper plan for their business. Below are some very common misconceptions, and why they are often only misconceptions, rather than truths.
1) It is not safe to send it offsite through the cloud- You can choose an offsite backup that will send your information offsite securely. Many offsite backups will encrypt your data to secure offsite data locations, it is critical to be sure your solution is doing this.
2) Data backup is too expensive.- The truth is backup can be very affordable, especially when compared to how expensive it is to try to recover data if you do not back it up. If you lose your data and do not have a backup, don’t be surprised if you have to pay thousands of dollars to recover it. That is also assuming you are lucky enough, that your computer was not stolen or completely destroyed, meaning the data is completely inaccessible. You will then be without important documents, and critical information for your business.
3) Data recovery takes weeks anyways.- All solutions are different, so you may have come across some solutions that take that long. However there are many solutions, that can recover your data and have you up and running in a matter of hours.
4) Online backups are the only ones needed.- Online backups are very beneficial in that your data will be sent offsite, in the event a disaster but should not be the only location your data is stored. Data should also be backed up on site, in the event of a hardware failure, you will be up and running sooner.
If you are interested in wondering what goes into an ideal backup solution, check out our video: Factors Of A Strong Backup Solution.