Archives for: July 2012

Why Most Businesses Need Online Backups

When the average computer user loses data through a hard drive crash or malware attack, it’s no fun. Everything from music, documents, and family photos are wiped out and the loss can sometimes be emotionally devastating. What’s worse, however, is when a business with thousands, or even millions, of dollars on the line loses precious data. In today’s information age when more and more of a typical business’ operations take place digitally – the information on a company’s hard drive/s can be its life blood. Needless to say, it’s a bad day for stakeholders if all this data gets erasd in a flash and there’s no backup.

For this reason, any serious business that uses computers for a significant portion of its operations should invest in online backups to protect itself from loss of critical data. The cost of insuring data security is a tiny fraction of the cost involved (not to mention lost revenue) in cleaning of the effects of a disaster. A variety of service providers exists and – with a huge array of options to choose from – any business, large or small, can find the right firm to handle their data security needs for the right price.