Three tips to consider when backing up data

Being able to always access business-critical data is essential for any operation to run effectively. After all, imagine how your firm would run if you suddenly lost customer details, orders, and payment details.

Regardless of size, every enterprise must regularly back up its important data so that operating systems and files can be restored with minimum disruption and no data loss. Before protecting the data you retain and use, read on for some helpful points to consider.

1. Identify essential data

First, examine your company data and find the information your firm can’t function without. Most of this data will be the common files and folders that see regular use among your teams. They may be stored on computers, tablets, smartphones or on your business network.

2. Keep backups separate from your network

If you are using hardware to store backups, access must be restricted to them to preserve their integrity. Whether you are using a portable drive or a separate device, it must not be accessible by employees and never permanently connected – whether over a local network or physically – to devices holding the original data files backed up. For greater resilience, physical backups should be stored at a separate site.

3. Consider cloud storage

The most cost-effective and efficient way to secure your backups is to regularly save your data to the cloud. Employing cloud storage (which involves a service provider storing your data on its infrastructure) means that your company data is stored physically at a separate location while remaining available whenever required.

For further support with data backups for your firm, get in touch with our expert team at 127Solutions today.