#1) This year, 40% of small to medium sized businesses that manage their own network and use the Internet for more than e-mail will have their network accessed by a hacker, and more than 50% won’t even know they were attacked. (Source: Gartner Group)
#2) 20 percent of all small businesses will be hacked within one year. (source: National Cyber Security Alliance)
#3) 20% of small to medium sized businesses will suffer a major disaster causing loss of critical data every 5 years. (Source: Richmond House Group)
#4) 31% of targeted attacks focus on businesses with fewer than 250 employees (source: Symantec)
#5) 93% of companies that lost their data for 10 days or more filed for bankruptcy within one year of the disaster, and 50% filed for bankruptcy immediately. (Source: National Archives & Records Administration in Washington DC.)
A Little Mistake that Could Cost You a Fortune
Many businesses assume a tape is an adequate form of data backup.
But did you know that ALL tape backups fail at some point in time?
That’s right, this popular backup method has an average 100% failure rate.
For starters, it is very common for tape drives to malfunction without a single warning sign, making it impossible to recover your data.
If the tape becomes corrupted due to mishandling, accidental formatting, heat or if a virus destroys the data on a tape drive, your data will be lost for good.
Some aggressive viruses corrupt not only the data, but prevent anyone from accessing the data on the drive, so for this reason, (among many others), it’s important to have a solid disaster recovery plan in place for your business.
Remote backups, otherwise known as managed backups or offsite backups, allow you to maintain a safe, secure copy of your data in a location other than your office.
Similar to tape backups, a comprehensive disaster recovery plan involves assessing the type of data you want to protect and identifying must-have necessities such as how quickly you need to be up and running.
Ontech Systems can help you create a custom-tailored data recovery solution and disaster recovery plan that meets and often exceeds your expectations.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to recover your data.
Although there are a number of factors to consider before deciding which disaster recovery solution is right for your Greater Milwaukee business, remote backups are among the best way to protect your data and guarantee you can restore it after a major disaster strikes.