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World Backup Day 2021 - Imagine losing all of your data, where would that leave your business?

Mar 31

Wednesday 31st March marks World Backup Day 2021. It is there to remind us to protect our precious critical data. Gavin Brown, Director of Pinnacle’s IT Services has written a blog for us highlighting the key factors that could put your data at threat.

Remote working has become our new normal.  We rely on our data now more than ever to be available when we need it most.  But what happens when it's not available?  Imagine losing all of your data where would that leave your business?  Do you have a reliable backup solution that can instantly restore critical data should a disaster occur?

What is a backup?

A backup refers to the copying of your physical or virtual files or database to a secondary location
to use in the event the original data or data files are lost or destroyed.


Threats to your data, when backups serve their purpose.

  • Cyber Attacks
    A cyber-attack is a malicious and deliberate attempt by an individual or organisation to breach your information system, such as a Ransomware / Malware attack. We have several blogs about these if you would like to learn more about them. Click here.
  • Human Error 
    Human error is the leading cause of business data loss. Cyber attacks can also be caused by human error such as opening malicious email attachments or downloading malicious content. With human error, we also need to take into consideration the loss of laptops or the accidental deletion of crucial files. This scenario may not only affect your business but the sensitive data you may be holding about your clients too.
  • Equipment Failure
    This one is self-explanatory but should any of your equipment fail such as servers, computers, and hard drives you run the risk of losing your valuable data.
  • Physical Disasters 
    We must not forget the obvious threat of fire, floods, and natural disasters to computers, servers, and everything else that is housed within your business premises.

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Types of backups available

  • On-premise Backup
    This backup method entails storing your data periodically onto discs, tapes, or other storage devices locally. However, the disadvantage in doing this that should there be a natural disaster in the building all the data would be lost.
  • Off-site Backup
    Off-site backup can refer to backing up your data and putting it in an alternative location. Many companies are opting to store their data in Data Centres rather than on-site. Data is stored in huge rooms at protected locations and is accessed remotely.

How do I start backing up my business’ data?

Regardless of your business size or budget, Pinnacle can offer backup solutions from £60 a month for your business. We are partnered with several suppliers and can tailor your backup solution to your requirements, whether you want to back up some of your data, all your data, On-premise, off-premise or into the cloud.

Chat to us today to ensure your data is backed up and secure.

T: 0843 453 0103
E: ITServices@pinnacle-online.com

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