Make that sinking feeling a thing of the past with our data backup and disaster recovery services. Our IT support service will make sure that nothing gets lost and all your precious files are always protected.
It is common knowledge that backups are essential for the functioning of your company. Yet securing your files on an external hard drive, that you leave next to your laptop, may not be enough.
Secure online backup for business
We will work closely with you to ensure that there’s a disaster recovery plan in place in case of floods, fires, terrorism, your computer being stolen etc.
As an important part of your business continuity management, we offer off-site backup solutions – to ensure that all your files are safe and there is as little downtime as possible.
Why is data backup important?
Your company data is one of your most important business assets. In the UK over a third of lost company data includes financial and customer information resulting in significant damage to company reputation and income. Your files can be corrupted or destroyed by viruses, hardware and software failure, important information can also be deleted by accident. Regular data backups will help you protect and restore your data in case something goes wrong.
What are the options for data backup?
Cloud storage services
For small businesses on a limited budget subscription-based cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Onedrive and iCloud offer a low-cost option. These services duplicate folders on your hard-drive in the cloud. Any changes that you make to files on your hard-drive are also made to the files held in the cloud. If your files or folders get deleted, corrupted or infected by viruses it is possible to recover them for up to 30 days. However, cloud storage services are not well suited to major issues such as hard-drive failures and crashes.
Network Attached Storage (NAS)
A NAS is a device that is connected to your company network that allows users to store and retrieve their files and folders in a central location. It’s like having your own company cloud backup within the office, providing your team with fast access to central files without the cost of subscription-based services. We can also set up your NAS so that your company data is always accessible via the internet so that your employees can work from anywhere on any connected device 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We use industry-leading technology from Synology that allow our clients to backup all of their important data, after which regular incremental file backups take place which means that only files that have been changed from the original versions are backed up, saving time and bandwidth.
Secure Cloud Backup
To protect against any data loss caused by hardware damage to the NAS we also back up your data to the cloud using services provided by Synology C2 and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Data from your NAS devices are regularly backed up to the cloud. Data is transmitted to and stored in the cloud using military-grade encryption technology which means that your important data can only be accessed by you.
Mac back up
Macs have an excellent built-in backup feature called Time Machine. Time Machine will automatically back up all of your team’s files, including apps, music, photos, email, documents, and system files. For small businesses and freelancers, an external hard drive connected to your Mac is often the best option. For larger businesses, we use a Network Attached Storage (NAS). This allows us to back up each of your teams’ Macs to a central location. After an initial backup takes place, Time Machine simply backs up files that have been changed since the last backup while your team keep working.
Benefits of using our backup services
Data is automatically backed up without you having to think about it.
Access to almost unlimited storage space enabling you to back all of your important data.
Backed up data is encrypted so that it is safe and secure.
Easily restore your data from anywhere with an internet connection.