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Rhys Meale, Senior Business Development Manager at Cobweb, writes …
Sunday 31 March 2019 is World Backup Day! The messaging is aimed at individuals - as a reminder to backup important files, photos, videos and emails - because, according to the World Backup Day website, 30 percent of people have never backed up, even though every month sees one in 10 computers infected.
But, the day serves as a useful prompt for the business world as well, as tech publication IT Pro reports that around four million UK businesses could be at risk of losing data due to inadequate - or even non-existent - backup practices.
Backup is the copying of files, folders, and any other type of data to a secondary location, and which can be restored in the event of a problem - whether that’s the result of a cyberattack, natural disaster (such as fire or flood), or merely human error, and an employee hitting the wrong button at the wrong time.
Backup forms part of a business’s disaster recovery strategy, a plan created to ensure that should disaster strike, the business can be back up and running as quickly as possible. The strategy incorporates policies defining backup and recovery processes - such as those covering which data is to be backed up and how often, through to the creation of a regular test programme.
Helping our customers to create and implement sound backup and disaster recovery strategies, to include a robust backup solution that suits their individual need, forms an essential part of our services offering.
Without a backup and disaster recovery policy, businesses risk being in breach of regulatory and corporate compliance requirements, as well as losing reputation and revenue in the event of data loss.
If you’d like more information about backup, you can reach me or any of the Cobweb team on 0333 009 5941 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help!
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