RAMSEY, N.J., Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of their commitment to helping businesses operate at peak efficiency, cloud managed service provider, Comport, discusses the importance of a data backup strategy for mid-size, large, and enterprise companies.
When businesses reach a certain size, they start to accumulate a large amount of data. This information can range from customer details to files critical for operation, losing that data can create compliance issues, fines or worse.
Listed below are just a few of the reasons why having a data backup strategy is critical for keeping a company protected.
The Importance of a "3-2-1" Backup. When it comes to managing important company data, one of the best practices to follow is the idea of a "3-2-1" approach to backups. This refers to having 3 different copies of data: on 2 different types of media and at least one offsite copy. Companies that neglect integrating that off-site solution into their strategy are leaving themselves vulnerable to data loss. In the event of a data security breach, or even a disaster like a fire or flood, on-site data could be ruined and potentially leave the company's financial health in ruin as well.
Keeping a copy of data in the cloud is an added expense but, that investment will pay off handily in the event of a data emergency.
Cost-Effective Data Solutions. Every company wants to save money, and mid-size companies in particular might not have the resources to keep a full IT team on hand to manage data. Bringing in a cloud service provider to handle the brunt of the work can save a significant amount of time, effort, and expense. When you compare the price of cloud services to building out an entire IT department, the cost savings become quite clear.
Improved Security. Having physical storage on-site may seem like a more secure option than trusting critical information to the cloud, but a dedicated backup service provider is built with data security in mind. All companies are at risk when it comes to cyber-security, having a backup on the cloud can save the day if a business's own infrastructure is compromised because there is an airgap between on-prem and in the cloud. A 3-2-1 backup strategy creates complete redundancy, and that redundancy has important security implications as well.
Off-Site Accessibility. Storing data in the cloud is important for data backups, but it also makes regular day-to-day operation within the business more efficient as well. Since the data isn't tied to a physical location within the company, it's easy for company employees to access the information they need from wherever they happen to be, while at the same time keeping data blocked off from hackers or other outside influences.
An award-winning trusted IT partner in business since 1982, Comport helps our customers achieve efficiencies needed to succeed in today's digital world. Our customers include leading enterprises in Hospitals and Healthcare, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Law Firms and Universities. Comport has established our cloud brand, ComportSecure to help customers deal with new and emerging trends. ComportSecure, Managed Cloud IT Services Provider, specializes in solutions in Cloud and Managed Services, Advanced IT Datacenters, and Mobility Security and Networking.
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