Backing Up Critical Data Has Never Been Easier or More Affordable
In the adrenaline-fueled rush to build a business, attract investment and sell products, it’s easy to overlook the importance of protecting critical business data.
In fact, the regularly repeated demand that we, “back everything up” has been with us as long as computing. Nobody denies we should do it, but it’s a bit like dental flossing: you only see the value of it when you’re sitting in the dentist’s chair.
However, while flossing will always be a chore, backing up your vital data can now be done with great ease using cloud technology.
Today’s Small Businesses Are Fortunate to Have Access to This Technology
Speaking at the recent Travelers Institute® event in London - Small Business - Big Opportunity - Conrad Ford, CEO and founder of investment firm Funding Options explained, “Even just five years ago, many businesses kept all their accounting software on desktop machines - often using old versions of Sage or Quick Books.”
“These days, like many small businesses, I use cloud-based technologies, such as salesforce CRM. This means my data is stored somewhere in Ireland under enormous control.”
Critical data storage is a vital part of any business continuity plan and today’s cloud-based backups are secure, continually updated and value for money. What’s more, as Conrad explained, “protecting it doesn’t just safeguard everyone’s livelihoods, it also demonstrates to potential investors that yours is a responsible business and a safe place for their funds.”
Of Course, There’s More to Business Continuity than Data
You need a plan for loss of your premises, your key staff and your hardware. But if you’re looking at creating a plan, and you should, data is a good place to start and today’s tools are making it easier than ever.
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