70 percent of small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year…

70 percent of small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year…

Picture the scene – you unlock the office in the morning, turn on the laptop. You see the dreaded ‘blue screen of death’, what’s your next action? Are you comfortable in that you have all the latest business critical information backed-up? Recalling outdated records can be as bad as having no data at all, so implement procedures for regularly reviewing and updating records.  You might say well it can’t be that bad…

Would you know exactly how you would get your data back and get back to BAU? or even how much time that would all take?

….No seriously what would it cost you not knowing this stuff?

According to a three-year-old study from Price Waterhouse Coopers, 70 percent of small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year.

• Your reputation could be damaged if customer data was leaked to a competitor

• Breach of data protection rules could result in legal action and a substantial fine.

• Accidental loss of your customer database might leave you unable to carry out marketing or worse; lose all the data you’ve built up about your customers over the years.

Let this blog be a reminder to get yourself a USB hard drive and start the regime yourself. Don’t leave yourself open for the same reason you lock your office door every night.

P.S if you’re really serious about security let us help you build a complete backup routine for your data. Online data backup is secure and can be automated. We can run a free evaluation of your data backup needs and give you a firm quotation so you know the real cost.

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