In the information-driven era, data is a fundamental element of all businesses in every industry. Data backup has always been an important and priority task for IT departments everywhere. Earlier it used to be stored on floppy disks, duplicate servers, or in custom-built applications. Now it is stored in the cloud. Shifting to the cloud does not mean the backup strategy is a full proof now. Rather, it should be evaluated to be more adaptable and cost-effective. But businesses are still are operating under the assumption that their cloud data is automatically backed up.
Here’s Why Businesses Should Invest in Cloud-to-Cloud Data Backup Solutions:
There is a common misconception among business operators that storing data on the cloud is a complete solution and that their cloud is automatically backed up. Though almost all cloud providers have disaster recovery plans for the data stored on their servers, that is not the only way your business will be affected if your data is lost. Data loss has serious insinuation for businesses. Statistics show that 60% of companies that sustain data loss will be out of business within 6 months of the disaster. And many roads lead to data deletion:
- Human Error and accidental deletion
Often data is deleted that the user might need later. Shared access can lead to accidental deletion of a shared project, or one might delete a scrapped project only to later learn that the project is starting up again. Information can easily be overwritten or corrupted by users and third-party apps.
- Over-Writing Data
SaaS applications have large amounts of data stored that are constantly added to and updated. Over-writing data is a common issue that can happen anywhere when large data sets are imported into the application via bulk uploads or when if it is integrated with third-party applications to manage the data inside the base SaaS application.
- Malicious Actions
Employees often delete data before they quit the company or if they suspect they are going to be fired, or despite a boss or co-worker. Hackers are regulars at surpassing security systems to delete or corrupt data. Untrustworthy people in or out of the company are a threat to company data.
Here is some measure you can take to prevent data from causing business disruption:
- Setting robust password policies
- Hosting SaaS application training
- Maintaining good data management processes
- Using automated backups with streamlined recovery and restoration
Good data management processes constitute putting procedures, policies, and checklists in place specific to SaaS applications. All of these measures are a step in the direction of minimizing data loss instances. However, the harsh reality is that none can replace your data once it’s gone. That is why having some kind of backup to your backup is optimal.