When I started out in IT disks were floppy, screens were as deep as they were wide and backups were saved onto tape cartridges that had to be either taken offsite or placed in a fireproof safe so even if the offices went up in flames the company’s data would be retrievable.
The weak link in that plan was always the people – it was too easy to forget to change the tape and lose the previous night’s data, or to neglect to take it home running the risk that if the worst happened then that day’s data would be lost.
Fast forward to 2021 and backups are now automatically saved to datacentres on the cloud, meaning no human interaction and so no weak links. They happen more frequently too now so even smaller companies can restore a copy of their files from a few minutes ago let alone the previous day.
So, where that sliding scale of backup - from it depending on one person through to fully automated - is your system?
We’d love to speak to any business who are unsure if they would have all their backup data available when it is most needed.
So if you would enjoy this level of assurance from your IT, please get in touch on 0333 344 8443 or via email@example.com.
You might also like to read our previous article on Keeping track of your IT equipment, 18 March 2021