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Why Data Backup is Important for Your Business

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Nearly everyone has experienced the problems of data backup on a small scale. Anytime you’re in the middle of creating a document, spreadsheet or presentation on your software of choice and had the power blink out knows that you’re going to lose everything since your last save point. The same is true on a macro scale for organizations: if something impacts your ability to access information, you risk losing a great deal of data and transactions that are crucial to your business. Proactive backup and recovery procedures provide you with a level of comfort knowing that your information is safeguarded, even in the event of a cybersecurity incident or natural disaster. Whether you prefer an on-premise backup strategy or a cloud-based solution, see why data backup is critically important for your business.

Human Error

While technology generally operates within the strict guidelines under which it was programmed, people are unpredictable and can easily make the wrong decision — even with the best of intentions. Everything from using a password that is less-than-secure to sharing passwords or hooking their infected smartphone into your network can have a catastrophic and spiraling impact on your business. Stringent backup and data recovery strategies allow you to quickly remediate any problems and get back online quickly.

Hardware Failures

Every once in a while, you will find that a computer or a server behaves in a way that cannot be predicted. The problem is often something that’s not detectable in any traditional way, but the havoc that a suddenly-crashed server creates is difficult to overstate. Downtime is extremely expensive for organizations, with some businesses estimating that an extensive outage can cost up to $100,000 per hour for large organizations. If your workstations, servers and centralized databases are not being backed up, you are opening your organization up to a painful future situation.

Cyber Attacks

Accidents happen, employees make mistakes — but what about when a cybercriminal sets out to maliciously damage your business? The devastation that a talented cybercriminal can create in a very short period of time should not be underestimated. While ransomware overall is dropping and fileless attacks are on the rise, the recent NonPetya ransomware attack cost TNT Express $300 million in 2017, forcing the organizations to reinstall over 4,000 servers and 45,000 computers. The sheer scale of this undertaking is difficult to comprehend, it could have been much worse. No consumer data was exposed, but the serious disruption caused an extensive rebuild of the organization’s infrastructure. The organization now calls their cybersecurity a “competitive advantage”, admitting that it was “basically average” before the attack.

While you like to believe that individuals are inherently good, there is always the possibility that a disgruntled employee will remove files from the system or open a vulnerability. Protecting against these situations requires not only the proactive Core BDR data recovery solution, but also CoreArmor to prevent situations from occurring. Core BDR not only backs up flat files, but also allows for restoration of both virtual machines and data in a one-step process. Together, these solutions provide a comprehensive security, backup and restoration solution for your business. Contact the data security experts at Coretelligent today at 855-841-5888 or fill out our online form

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