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Backup & Recovery Options for Small Businesses

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Backup and recovery solutions aren't just for big brand-name companies. Small businesses have just as much to worry about, if not more, when it comes to security breaches, data loss, and other digital disasters. Here's what you can do to keep your company safe!

Options, Options, Options

The great thing about backup and recovery for small businesses is that there technically isn't a "wrong" way to do it. As long as you're making an effort, you're immediately better off than businesses overlooking this detail and end up targeted by cybercriminals. However, that doesn't mean backup and recovery are stress-free; after all, there's a lot on the line. The good news is that, while it's a significant decision, you have a lot of options to choose from--that way, you can decide what's best for your small business.

Physical

Your first option is to make copies of every document in your office and keep them in file cabinets. Naturally, this isn't the best choice on its own. Physical copies are expensive to maintain and challenging to secure; however, many companies combine physical backups with other solutions to help transition from the familiar to the high-tech.

Hardware

Hardware backup and recovery is another more familiar solution. You could use a hard drive to protect your files--but then again, hard drives are vulnerable to theft or natural disasters, and the device might fail. That's not to say it isn't a sound option, but it should be only one part of a multiple-solution approach.

Software

With software solutions, you can back up your documents using a "virtual machine," which is like an electronic version of your computer without all the hardware. That means it's faster and easier than other solutions and allows you to use passwords, user authentication, access control, and other high-tech defense tools.

Cloud-based

Backup and recovery can also be done through the cloud. The great thing about cloud-based backups is that they come tailored for small business needs, meaning you'll get the support, service, and advice you need every step of the way--plus reliable organization and security.

Do you want to learn more about backup and recovery? Wondering which option is best for your small business? Contact us today!