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Don’t just rely on good luck to protect your data!             ….you won’t after reading this….

Posted by Ann Westerheim on 3/17/16 12:00 PM

St-Patricks-Day.jpgFACT #1: The latest versions of “Ransomware” viruses can sabotage all your data and applications.   In February, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California paid $17,000 in bitcoin to hackers after being hit with a virus.

FACT #2: The failure rate of hard drives and tape drives is 100%! Incredible, isn’t it? Most people don’t realize that ALL drives fail at some point. But what’s really dangerous is that most companies don’t realize that their drives have failed until after they try to recover the data stored on them. Only then do they realize that the backups stopped working long ago or that the data is corrupt and can’t be restored.  Protect your mission critical business data now.

FACT #3: Having a copy of your data in some other format does NOT – and I repeat does NOT – guarantee a fast recovery of your data or network. Most people don’t realize that a data backup doesn’t include all your software and settings. If you had to restore your server using your backup data, you would first have to re-install all your software programs and configure the settings. Only then could you install all the data – the entire process can easily take several days.

FACT #4: If you keep your backup onsite, it could be worthless to you in the event of a fire, flood or even a power surge. Smart business owners ALWAYS keep an offsite copy of their data.

If you’re concerned about protecting your data and your business, we can help you!

Business continuity? Backup?  Disaster Recovery? Image? File and Folder?   Don't get bogged down with the technical buzz words.  It's all about protecting your business, and we can take care of the technology part.  Call us at 978-692-4200 to get a complimentary evaluation.

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