What Happened to My Data? BrevAll Technologies Explains the Dangers of Insufficient Backup Procedures
North Richland Hills — April 30, 2017 — With today’s businesses operating at breakneck speed, the strain placed on IT networks has exposed small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) to more security threats than ever before. Factor in the persistent threat of natural disasters, power outages, human errors and failed system upgrades, and the dangers of having an insufficient data backup solution become abundantly clear.
“Failing to address these risks can cause severe network damage and immobilize a company for hours, days or even weeks,” said Paul Enloe, CEO of BrevAll Technologies. “The best way to combat this dynamic is to understand the risks, address the problem, and make sure the proper precautions have been taken.”
Despite the countless ways data can be lost, many businesses lack a comprehensive data backup procedure. According to Symantec’s 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey, “only half [of SMBs] back up at least 60% of their data, meaning they would lose 40% of their data in the event of a disaster.” What’s more, 31% of businesses surveyed don’t back up email, 21% don’t back up application data and 17% don’t back up customer data
“If your data gets lost, the best-case scenario is that your employees have to re-do some work; the worst-case scenario is that the data is gone forever,” said Enloe. “By maintaining a data backup solution, you can ensure that all of your important files can be recovered quickly, fully and with minimal effort.”
Beyond the weighty impact lost data would have on your own business, the lack of a back-up plan could also affect your relationship with customers. Businesses that are subject to compliance or regulatory standards must ensure that all company endpoints are protected in an appropriate fashion. This is why having an automated or regularly scheduled backup procedure is immense. According to Enterprise Security Group, even with all the advancements in storage technology, only about 20% of backup jobs are successful. This makes consistency and frequency key metrics in evaluating any backup solution.
It’s important to be mindful of how you’re backing up your data. For example, leveraging outdated equipment such as tapes, disks and other types of hardware is risky because these solutions can be lost, stolen or improperly stored. Any of these outcomes usually results in the data becoming irretrievable. Modern disaster recovery solutions address these risks and provide a software-based solution that virtualizes all data to the cloud. This enhances overall performance by providing greater accuracy, efficiency, security and archiving functionality to a business’s disaster recovery plan.
“Simply put, technology has come too far for SMBs to have to deal with the risk of data loss crippling their business,” said Enloe. “With today’s powerful solutions and the availability of trusted IT advisors like BrevAll Technologies, SMBs can protect themselves, their employees and their customers’ data from these threats.”
About BrevAll Technologies
BrevAll Technologies is a privately owned, Texas based, technology sales and service company with national distribution services. It was founded in 1987 to offer customer-oriented service and competitive pricing options for a wide range of products and services.
BrevAll Technologies has the resources, experience and quality commitment to maintain preferred-vendor status with our customers. We offer custom-designed communications solutions to support your business needs and long-range goals. Our sales representatives and trained technicians team up to support your system product and service requirements. Whether remanufactured or cutting edge systems and parts, we provide valueadded service with on-site, quality controlled repair and warehousing facilities.
Call us Toll-Free at 800.838.0911 to learn more or visit www.brevall.com.