Backups

Apologies for the statistics - but this is important. According to experts, 45% of IT equipment will fail within 3 years. What happens to your data when this occurs? Backups can be a chore, but without them where do you go to recover lost data? Research has revealed that 40% of small businesses don't have appropriate backup processes in place and that 7 out of 10 firms that suffer a serious data loss go out of business within 2 years. Don't be one of them. 

itflex can provide your business with a number of data backup solutions ranging from local backups to disk, DVD or tape, to online backups over the internet to a secure data centre.

To determine the best solution we will work with you to identify the type and volume of data that is most important to your business and the data which changes most often. From this a simple storage and backup strategy can be developed. For example if your business communications are primarily by email and important information is stored within messages, we may recommend that your email database was backed up to tape at least daily. Whereas old customer data, which is rarely updated, could be backed up on a weekly basis.

Just as important is checking that the backup data is recoverable. Our own experiences have shown that backup failures can go unnoticed and the media (the tapes, disks, DVD's etc) can let you down. Therefore it is good practice to regularly select random backups and restore them to another area or system as a recovery test.  

If you would like more information regarding our backup services, please call itflex on 01708 209 924 or contact us by email at info@itflex.co.uk