One of the most important aspects of your computer system (and often the least appreciated) is your backup protocol and equipment. In a crisis, a good backup instantly becomes the star of the show. It doesn’t matter if the crisis is a hard drive failure, theft, fire, ransomware, or some other disaster, the one thing that gets you up and running again quickly is the right kind of backup.
What is “the right kind” of backup? Many of the details depend on your particular circumstances, but we always recommend having more than one form of backup, and having an offsite component.
For businesses that have high risk or are burdened by regulations such as HIPAA, we recommend fully encrypted backup. This means data is encrypted while being transferred, and also while at rest, whether onsite or offsite. Full encryption is rarely offered by backup or cloud providers, but it’s worth pursuing. Even if your equipment (or your cloud company’s equipment) gets stolen, it will be virtually impossible to decode the data without your unique encryption key code.
Okay, I can almost hear you thinking… “Yes, of course we should do better on backups, but it’s just not that simple!” Well, at Codestar we understand that. Many businesses have difficulty backing up files that are scattered across different devices, office locations, online apps, and cloud services. And then there’s the challenge of getting all staff to adhere to backup procedures.
If you struggle with these problems, let Codestar help you develop a data management strategy. This will make backing up easy for your staff and reliable for your business, so you can stop worrying about it!
First, we’ll help you decide which file storage methods and locations work best for your organization. After implementing that plan, we can automate your daily backup process by installing and configuring automation software.
Imagine what a load off your mind it will be to know there’s always a full, recent backup to rely on. Contact us today to learn more, you won’t regret it.