Advantages of Remote Back-up

Losing critical company data to a computer failure can spell the end of your company if it has not been properly backed-up. If you can’t recover your company files, the chances are that your company won’t recover either, therefore regular and reliable backups are essential in the day to day running of a business.

Back-ups can take the form of being remote or on site, and can be performed manually or automatically. Wherever you chose to store your data, automatic back-ups can be the most reliable in that they take away all responsibility from employees. Any system that relies on people can be unreliable – sooner or later people are going to forget.

Remote back-up solutions have a number of advantages. Firstly, they eliminate the need for tape systems, which can be difficult and time consuming to recover data from and also rely on people remembering to change the tape and store it offsite. Remote back-up systems, such as those supplied by ITSP, do this for you automatically and can be used within your company’s Business Continuity Plan.

These systems can also be personalised so that they perform a back-up at regular intervals that are suitable for the individual company, whether this is daily or hourly. This automatic procedure means that you will have access to the latest version of files your business needs, which further reduces the recovery time from a disaster.

Offsite storage can be beneficial in that, should your place of work become inaccessible, your business can continue to function using data recovered offsite.  Most back-up solutions allow the user to access their stored files from anywhere providing they have an internet connection.

Summary of Remote Back-up Advantages

  • Files stored offsite
  • Automatic back-up at designated times, some systems work continuously as data is changed
  • No need to rely on people and tape storage
  • Unlimited file storage on the cloud
  • Data stored securely in encrypted formats