Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Online Data Backup - why not?

Recent research suggests that only 15% of businesses perform daily data backups. Yet, according to Computer World, it costs more than £500 to recover lost data from one laptop alone. Millions of pounds-worth of business data now resides on desktop computers, laptops, Macs and servers.

Why don't people backup data safely and securely?

1. “It’s a new computer, so it will be fine.” WRONG. New computers can have more problems than trusty old machines! We often get called by people saying, "But it's brand new and hardly used. Why won't it boot anymore?"

2. “I don’t have time right now. I’ll do it first thing tomorrow.” As we all know, tomorrow never comes. Unfortunately a disaster is likely to strike first. And recovering from data loss really is time consuming.

3. “It’s a pretty rare problem, and unlikely to happen to me, is it?” How I wish I had £1 for everyone who has ever regretted saying that!

4. “I’ve heard it’s really expensive to do.” Not with our backup system. Online backup costs start at £5.99 (+ VAT) per month (5 GB worth of data) which is a small price to pay for the peace of mind it brings.

5. “I back up to an external hard drive/disks/tapes.” Unfortunately, not only can they fail, (and they are fairly unreliable), they are in the same building as your computers! The fire / flood / thief which takes your computers won't leave your backup devices alone.


Your business needs accurate data records to survive. And the Data Protection Act gives you a legal responsibility to protect the data on your computer systems.

Contact us to learn how we can help protect your valuable business data. Or take advantage of our FREE online data backup trial.

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