Data loss is a serious problem for businesses of all sizes, but it is especially devastating for small businesses. According to recent statistics:

  • Many small businesses have insufficient or no backup in place for their data.
  • 20% of all small businesses will be hacked within one year.
  • 21% of people have never made a backup.
  • 20% of small to medium-sized businesses will suffer a major disaster causing loss of critical data every 5 years.
  • 31% of targeted attacks focus on businesses with fewer than 250 employees.

If you don’t have a data backup plan in place, you are putting your business at risk. Here are just a few of the consequences of data loss:

  • Loss of revenue: If you can’t access your customer data, you can’t make sales.
  • Productivity loss: Without your data, your employees can’t get their work done.
  • Compliance violations: Many industries have regulations that require businesses to back up their data. If you don’t have a backup plan¬† in place, you could face fines or other penalties.
  • Damage to your reputation: A data breach can damage your reputation and make it difficult to attract new customers.
  • The good news is that data backup is easy and affordable. There are many different backup solutions available, so you can find one that fits your needs and budget.

Here are a few tips for implementing a data backup plan:

  • Choose a backup solution that meets your needs. Consider how much data you need to back up, how often you need to back it up, and how you need to access it in the event of a disaster.
  • Implement a backup schedule and stick to it. It’s important to back up your data regularly so that you don’t lose too much data in the event of a disaster.
  • Test your backups regularly. It’s important to make sure that your backups are working properly and that you can restore your data if needed.
  • Store your backups offsite. This will protect your data in the event of a physical disaster at your business location.

If you don’t have a data backup plan in place, please take the time to implement one today. It’s one of the most important things you can do to protect your business.

Speak with our team about our Cloud Backup service.