We live and work in the age of the paper free office environment, where keeping all records on paper in large and bulky filing cabinets is a thing of the past. These days are gone as computers have taken over with digital hard drives replacing these archaic filing systems.
This is a great day and age for the environment as less and less trees are being felled to keep up with office paper demands, and a great day for offices as they no longer need to be filled with filing systems.
But the paper free office carries with it its own risks. Corrupt files, electromagnetic pulses, virus infections and user error can all destroy companies’ records. Imagine for a moment that your business lost all of its records in a heartbeat. How would you cope? What would you do? All of your clients details, all of their pending orders, all of your cash flow information lost and gone forever – how would you react? This is the nightmare that keeps small to medium business managers and owners up at night in panic.
But did you know that this worry need not be a concern? There are companies that can provide full back up programs and disaster management packages that save your records should the unthinkable happen.
This is a form of insurance that everyone need take out, as failure to protect and back up your details can be devastating and even fatal on a business, especially in the current economical climate.
Services can be offered that will back up your content and files at set intervals. So you can perform monthly backups or a backup every minute. The choice is up to you – does your data update so frequently that it requires an up to the minute back up, or is a weekly or monthly back up sufficient for your requirements? Its important not to pay too much or for services that you do not need, but its also important to ensure that should disaster strike, all the information that you require is backed up and available for you to implement at a moments notice.