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A Quick Walkthrough on How Data Backups Work

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man and woman looking at a laptopThe commercial landscape of the 21st century is incorporating digital technology at a rapid rate. In 2017, the digital economy accounted for 6.9 percent of the United State’s gross domestic product, the equivalent of $1.35 trillion. Going digital and investing in online platforms is one of the best options for small-to-medium businesses to stay competitive.

CMIT Solutions offers your small-to-medium business the information technology solutions you require to grow your enterprise. One way to safeguard your development is to ensure your data is safe from cybersecurity breaches. And a crucial aspect to cybersecurity is backing up your data, so you can recover it in the event of a breach.

Why Data Backups are Vital

Venturing into the digital realm entails accumulating a lot of data, from your operations to your customers’ information. These data can be the schematics for your primary product or the contact information and purchasing preferences of your clients. If someone compromises or loses this data, your business could lose not only capital but also the trust of your customers. It could also cripple your operations and lead to costly reparations.

Data loss happens in many ways. Human action, whether intentional or accidental, can lead to massive data breaches. The wrong keystroke or distracted employee can lose files or leak them without meaning to.  Hackers and unscrupulous individuals are responsible for intentional data breaches, and cybersecurity methods exist to foil their attempts to access your digital information.

However, power surges and outages can damage the devices your employees use in the office. Even worse, natural calamities like floods and fires can wipe out your business’s computer terminals and servers. Without backups, this valuable information could be almost impossible to recover, leading to loss of productivity and profits.

A Quick Look on How Data Backups Work

IT guy checking the serversA data backup plan requires you to identify which of your company’s files are critical to your operations. Accounting files, customer details, product specifications are all examples of critical data. Once you’ve identified the critical data, CMIT Solutions can implement a plan that will regularly back them up for safekeeping and later recovery.

There are two methods of storing the backups: cloud storage or off-site data storage. Cloud computing platforms offer you a digital warehouse where you can keep your backups. Cybersecurity measures, such as firewalls and antivirus programs, protect your data from insidious malware and avaricious hackers.

Off-site data storage, or remote data backup, is better suited for large companies with many physical locations. These off-site data storage facilities can be full server farms with the company’s data or secure locations where they archive hard drives or data tapes for future reference or recovery in the event of data loss.

Between these two methods, cloud storage offers you small-to-medium businesses just the right amount of security and accessibility it requires to operate safely. CMIT Solutions can provide this service for you, and so much more.

Secure Your Digital Frontier

For CMIT Solutions, digital security doesn’t just mean protecting your data. It also means giving you the tools your business needs to succeed in the 21st century. With our technical support and customized IT solutions, your enterprise can reach new heights.

Contact us today and secure your digital frontier.

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