1. We backup to a USB hard drive, then someone takes it offsite. Is this good?
We talk to business owners and senior management daily. They all have concerns about IT. They realise that IT is a critical part of their business, and without it, their business would fail quickly.
“What happens if we have a cyber-attack?”
“What happens if our data is lost?”
“What happens if we have a major systems failure?”
All of these concerns and sleepless nights fade away with a good backup and disaster recovery plan. A good backup plan is an insurance policy, that’s all. It means that if something does happen, you’ll be OK.
“We started working with Integral IT several years ago when we were in need of more specialist IT help. Our company has grown rapidly, and we needed an IT company who could design and implement an IT system which would grow with us. We’ve been delighted with our partnership with Integral IT. The implementation of a company network, servers, backup and operational IT model has been was seamless and provides great flexibility and peace of mind. The ongoing support is phenomenal and extremely responsive. I would recommend Integral to anyone.
Neil May, CEO, iPortalis
The majority of small businesses in the UK have now made a move to Office 365. It’s a fantastic system which has the flexibility every business needs.
Unfortunately, people believe that just because their email system and data are cloud-based, that they can forget all about backup and disaster recovery.
This isn’t true. This misconception could cause a massive problem for your business.
Microsoft themselves recommend that a 3rd party backup is in place for every business using Office 365. Microsoft has made this a part of their licensing.
Microsoft does not protect your data against cyber-attacks, malicious data removal or human error.
If you have a physical server inside of your business, then you have a choice to make. Do you want to back it up? Or do you need disaster recovery?
Integral IT recommends that all business have a robust backup and at least a basic disaster recovery system.
Disaster recovery used to be a service that only big businesses had. However, technology has moved on, and our disaster recovery plans are cost-effective for most businesses.
This service could save your business from catastrophe.
Let Integral IT offer you a reliable IT support that suits your business
No. This system is common amongst small businesses, but it relies on human intervention. What is someone forgets to take the USB hard drive home and you have an IT disaster?
It’s only a problem if your business can cope without your IT systems for a couple of days. If not, then it is a problem.
It is like having a basic level of home insurance. The monthly payments are cheaper, but when you have a major incident at home, you wish you’d paid a little bit more each month to have better cover.
Every IT company should carry out a backup and disaster recovery test at least twice per year. As a business owner or part of senior management, you should be part of that testing.
There are so many examples where IT have thought that the backups were robust, but when they were needed, the backups weren’t working correctly.
Don’t fall into this way of thinking.
You are responsible for your own data, no matter where it is stored and a third party backup should always be in place.
We use Datto, which is a premium backup solution. Our server backups and disaster recovery plans start from £100.00 per server/per month.
Our third-party Office 365 backup costs just £2.50 per Office 365 user/per month
We proactively monitor and maintain your network for 24x7x365 uptime
Cutting-edge security measures that let you stay ahead of all hacker attacks
Strategic planning for any office technology project
Carefully planned, thoroughly tested plans to get you back up and running fast after a disaster
Enhance workplace productivity with 24/7 anytime, anywhere access to your files and applications