Backup is essential for all businesses. Backup ensures that you can restore your data in an event of data loss and continue with business as usual. However, in an event where you have lost the very thing you need to restore your data to, you will need a full system recovery. Here we’ll explain the difference between the two.
Data backup is one of the most important aspects of IT but is often overlooked. By ‘Backing up’ you make a copy of your most important files which can then be used to restore them if the original file is lost, damaged or infected.
More and more people are embracing ‘The Cloud’ to store their files. This might be Dropbox, Onedrive, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Amazon Cloud, or any of the other file syncing services out there. File syncing services have a lot of value and are very handy.
When looking for a Cloud Backup provider it’s essential to understand the security measures, costs, and reliability of their systems. Here at RISC IT Solutions we offer Clunk Click Online Pro, our very own combined Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution. We thought we’d share the 9 most common questions we get asked with our answers and explanations.
As you know, backing up is just one aspect of protecting your data. Being able to recover and then restore your data is equally as important. If your clients are not backing up with you, or you’re not sure of your backup provider, why not set them the Restore Challenge?
All good IT managers understand the importance of protecting business-critical data from both external and internal threats. However, what separates the good IT managers from the great is their ability to employ data protection strategies. This includes backing up and protecting vital data whilst ensuring the performance of your network is not adversely affected by the process.
The NHS was just one of the victims in the major international WannaCry attack that took place in May this year. Close to 600 GP surgeries and over 80 NHS trusts were affected, with many resorting to pen and paper and sending patients away. The attack, which affected upwards of 100,000 organisations worldwide, is thought to have been the biggest online extortion attack in recorded history. However, a recent Government report has revealed that the NHS could have prevented falling victim to the attack if it had followed some basic cybersecurity measures.
There are many causes of data loss: human error, malware and hardware failure are just a few of them. In an event of data loss, backup allows you to restore your data and continue with business as usual. However, one of the most important aspects to consider is the amount of time it will take to get back to business; how long will it take to restore your data and when will that data be from?
The National Cyber Security Centre - part of intelligence agency GCHQ - started work in October 2016 with a £1.9bn five-year vision to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.
Although this will undoubtedly improve the underlying security of the UK Internet, NCSC chief Ciaran Martin stated: "Government cannot protect business and the general public from the risks of cyber-attack on its own. It has to be a team effort from the public and private sectors. It is only in this way that we can stay one step ahead of the scale and pace of the threat that we face."