There are plenty of natural disasters, but the twenty first century has brought with it a brand new- man made fiasco. Computer malfunctioning, whilst our computers often seem like a constant in a complicated world they are actually formed from a series of intricate, and occasionally, fragile parts that can all too easily be irretrievably lost. No matter how many times you stare at the screen in dumbfounded horror, unfortunately some date cannot be brought back.
This is extremely serious especially when statistics are added to the mix. According to one report one out of two businesses never returns to the marketplace following a major disaster, and of those that manage to make it back on the market half go bankrupt within three years. And in one of those you don’t understand till it has happened to you losing all of your business data isn’t justified by the word disaster.
According to date collected by Boston Computing
– 6% of all computers will suffer an episode of data loss annually
– 31% of PC users have lost all their files due to events beyond their control
– 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster.
– 93% of companies that lost their data for more than 10 days filed for bankruptcy within one year.
And yet according to Information Age a whopping 98% of companies do not back up all of their data and 36% don’t back up virtual servers as much as their physical servers. Of course the aim of this article is pretty obviously to beg and plead with you to back up your data. It is better for you and your business, easy to implement and a sure fire way to prevent premature stress induced aging.
At Sobel Rhodes IT we use Storagecraft Shadow Protect which means we can have your data retrieved in a day. Shadow Protect takes an exact copy of all your data, which can be stored online, on a USB or a server, really whatever works best for you and your business. It can then take screenshots up to every fifteen minutes and we at SRIT can even perform a remote backup. Meaning even if your computer lets you down, your software will always back you up. And not only that, but all this can be done in mere hours, reducing a disaster to an inconvenience.