If you’re a business owner, you must have heard from time to time how backing up data is important for businesses, but there are still organizations that don’t take proper actions – this mostly means not backing up data frequently enough to make sure that they are doing the right recovery process. Below are the major reasons why backing up data is vital for your business.
Makes data recovery a lot easier
It’s common for people to make mistakes such as opening malicious viruses contained in emails, deleting important files and many more. When something like this happens, it’s a lot easier and less hassle to get everything back up and working if you take the proper actions. For instance, think of a back up plan as the backbone of your business; if something goes wrong, it’s going to go deep down and it’s going to take a lot of time to build again. That means the more downtime your business is experiencing, the greater the cost of IT. Trust me, you don’t want that to happen.
Avoids profit loss for your business
As previously mentioned, it will surely cost you big time if you data gets lost. One study showed that 43% of companies who suffered data loss never reopened and 51% were closed. You could easily miss deadlines and leave clients hanging for days even months. And, if you reasoned out that things happened because of data loss, they might find themselves getting ready to take their businesses elsewhere. For this reason, you might want to get back your data immediately.
Keeps your important data safe and secured
You probably have very little data that are actually minor ones if gets lost, but there are surely some pieces that can get your business in serious trouble if they do get lost ‘forever’. There are a number of things that are important to your business such as tax records and invoices that might need to be shown for some point, and you could be expected to show documents and files that are way back in the years.
Loss of man hours
For instance, you were so lucky that you didn’t loss your business when a huge data loss occurred, but you did certainly loss a lot of man power until everything is fully recovered. This might not be that terrible for your business, but it also means that you have to pay for your employees despite of them not working. Even after everything has been put to on the right place, you might still have to set task for your employees such as recreating spreadsheets instead of telling them to focus more on important things.