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Severe Weather Highlights the Critical Need for Backup and Disaster Recovery Services

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The 2016 hurricane season has been unusually quiet, but even without storms in the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico, natural disasters continue to wreak havoc across North America. Devastating floods in Louisiana damaged 40,000 homes and necessitated more than 30,000 rescues, while wildfires in California destroyed dozens of houses and forced 80,000 residents to evacuate.

These catastrophic natural disasters highlight the critical need for offsite data backup and disaster recovery plans. Consider this: you can back your data up on a regular basis — but if you store those backups locally or on-site and your business is affected by flood or fire, it can end up just as devastated as the desktops, laptops, and mobile devices where data is stored in the first place.

And that doesn’t even take into account server crashes, software glitches, and device malfunctions that affect businesses every day, knocking operations out for hours, days, and even weeks at a time. Although natural disasters capture our attention far more, statistics show that more than 75% of data loss actually results from manmade causes, primarily human error or hardware failure.


CMIT Solutions’ backup and disaster recovery service

Backup and disaster recovery service can offset these problems by employing varying levels of remote, redundant backup. Working with you to identify the processes and functions that are most important to your business, we can implement individual file and folder backup, complete server and system virtualization, automatic off-site backup, data encryption, and remote cloud services.

In addition, our business continuity and disaster recovery services can help you weather any disaster by determining recovery points and recovery times that are custom tailored for your business. That way your critical business data is protected while you and your employees can be prepared for anything: having to suspend operations for a few days, or getting back to business via smartphone, tablet, or laptop.


At CMIT Solutions, our North American network means we have franchise owners all over the United States and Canada who have seen it all: hurricane, wildfire, flood, earthquake, blizzard, tornado, and every type of computer crash in between. Whatever the size or scope of your business, CMIT offers a backup and disaster recovery solution designed to meet your needs.

Don’t wait for a natural or manmade disaster to strike to give your data the level of protection it deserves and prep your business for the worst. If you have questions about technology, security, or how to weather a storm while staying in business, contact us today. We go above and beyond the call of duty to protect your business most valuable asset — its data.

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