Three Signs You Need Better Data Backup

Disaster recovery planning is no easy task, but it is a necessary one. While most businesses have a backup system available, an outdated backup system can cause data management and security problems for years down the line if it isn’t updated to a more modern system. Data collection and integration have become a huge part of business today as more and more data is moved from paper record to digital format. Because of this, many data backups that were perfectly acceptable years ago aren’t so anymore. If any of these reasons sound like your current backup process, it’s time to upgrade, before an already difficult backup situation spirals out of control.

Sign #1: Your Data Backup and Recovery Has Become Unmanageable

Regular backups help prevent an unexpected external threat from becoming unmanageable and ensuring your customers, and your business, always has secure data.If your backup process is being done in the overnight, or is incomplete and requires overrides to stay manageable, it means your backup is something that is no longer controlled by your management schedule: it’s controlling your management schedule. Modern data backup is seamless and should not take up significant chunks of time, even in the off-hours. That’s wasted energy and time that could be spent on productivity, even if it’s taking place overnight. Backups should be ready when you are, not the other way around. If you are finding yourself at the mercy of your backup system, it’s time for a change.

Sign #2: Your Backup System is Unwieldy and Security is a Secondary Concern

Backups exist for one simple reason: disaster recovery management. The world is unpredictable, and disaster could strike at any time. You buy insurance to protect your business financially against losses, but insurance can’t replace valuable data and the key applications that make your business work. If your backup system is difficult to use on the fly, basically existing only for catastrophic disaster, it’s useless as a real data backup solution. Older backup systems were designed around power failures and often were very limited in size. They often were disconnected from the cloud and existed only in case of systems being completely erased. Today’s backups operate under real threats that involve everything from the crippling of an online system to the theft of customer data. Because of this, the old-fashioned backup is simply not prepared to handle the threats that come from a modern security risk. Considering an upgrade is not simply a good idea– it’s a necessity.

Sign #3: “Cloud Integration? What’s That?”

Cloud integration is a system of tools and technologies that connects various applications, systems, repositories, and IT environments for the real-time exchange of data and processes.

Most folks today have heard of the cloud. Many businesses use cloud backup services for their entire businesses. Why? Because a real-time disruption ensures uninterrupted service, whereas something attacking a company intranet can basically swallow a business whole in real time. Modern cloud backup solutions allow for the integration of your company data in one or more secure locations, ensuring that an attack on the one cannot be distributed to the whole. By leaving your backups in the hands of your internal network, your internal network is basically the last bastion of security that your business has. Too many businesses have learned the hard way that such a system is simply inefficient, so don’t let that happen to you. If your backup system is offline, it’s basically useless. Talk to a cloud services consultant who can help you craft an efficient and secure data backup system for the online era.

Give your business the better backup plan it deserves and protect your bottom line with help from JENLOR Integrations. Our cloud backup services allow organizations to rest easy, knowing that their data and information is nearly immune to the dangers of natural disasters, power-failures, and cyber attacks. Best of all, our fully-managed customizable backups allows your team to focus on bettering your business while we safely store and protect your data.

Relieve your team of the daily IT duties and allow them to build their productivity for your business by contacting JENLOR for all your IT needs today.