Pick the Right Data Backup Solution for Your Small Business

Losing or having data compromised can not only create a brand nightmare, it can cost days and thousands of dollars to recover, resulting in a major sales hit.  According to a report by the UK’s Department of Trade and Industry and PricewaterhouseCoopers, 70% of small businesses that have a major data loss go out of business within a year.

Small businesses tend not to have a dedicated IT staff and little desire to spend a lot of money on technology. For this sized business, the best data backup strategy is a cloud-based service where the business pays a monthly fee and all of its data is housed online or in the cloud.

The data is automatically backed up, and the small business would be able to easily retrieve the data when needed. The cloud model totally eliminates the capex [Capital Expenditure], and there’s no complexity.

Mid-market small businesses usually have an IT staffer that understands technology, but is a generalist. They want technology, but they don’t want something too complex and they don’t have a lot of capital to work with. For this size of business, a syorage appliance is often the best solution. With a storage appliance, the small business will have more control over data, but it’s still void of many of the complexities of an expansive system.

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