Running a business can generate a vast amount of data that needs to be stored securely and often contains sensitive information about your customers, your suppliers, partners and providers. But how safe is that data?
It’s an important question to ask yourself, as losing, or having a breach of data can be costly and may drastically affect the day to day running of your business. If you have a backup solution in place how secure is that data? Is it stored offsite? Is it held in the cloud, or is this simply a duplicate hard drive on your premises? No matter which solution you have, have you taken the time to fully understand how safe that data is, and should the worst happen, how quickly you can resume business?
Some cloud backup solutions limit the recovery of data to downloads only, which can take a very long time, depending on the speed and consistency of your bandwidth. Some provide a hard drive delivery service, which can take days or even weeks to arrive in the post, which adds to the delay in getting you back up to speed.
If you have a business grade backup service already in place, does that include help to get your business back on its feet? It may not, so what procedures do you have in place to minimise business disruption? Data security is much more involved than just the backing up of data.
An ideal solution would be to have an encrypted backup system in place that provides a quick way to restore lost data, as well as remote or on-site support to reduce delays and efficiently bring your business into normal conditions.
At Pearce IT, we can provide just that and more. We have a first class business grade backup solution to keep your data safe, a robust management system to access files stored online, unbreakable drive encryption for your hard drives and portable storage and consultancy to help you plan for the future and monitor the effectiveness and security of your data.
Now that GDPR is law, data security is paramount and a legal requirement for businesses if they handle or process personal information. All of our data services are GDPR compliant for our client's peace of mind and to comply with the regulations.
Whatever backup and security solutions you have in place, keep checking their effectiveness and security at regular intervals, to ensure that you have the best options in place to protect your business.
We also provide industry grade antivirus and malware services, that we are proud to announce, have had a zero infection rate with our clients, which is something to shout about!
If you’d like to know more about our data related prevention, storage, recovery and consultancy services, call us on 01452 222000 or visit www.pearceit.co.uk for more information.