You really should have all your data backed up

Data backup and restore

This applies to personal and business related data. Just think how many hundreds of hours it takes to built up your information and image databanks.

Effective backups enable speedy and inexpensive restoration

Data loss occurs from many causes. The most common being physical failure of your computer, accidental error, theft or disasters like fire, flood and spilled beverages. It is also common for data to be saved to just one place, like 'My Documents' on your PC's hard drive. Which means that if this data were to be accidentally changed or deleted it would take considerable time and expense to restore it.

As well as basic backup services any solution should comply with the latest and future data protection issues. Your backup and recovery plan should include:

  • Automatic regular (probably daily) backups of crucial data
  • Enterprise level encryption to prevent data theft
  • Easy recovery of individual files, folders and entire databases
  • Off-site backup location(s)

How does the backup software work?

Backup to off-site locations

We agree on how much data you would like to backup and how far back in time you would like to be able to restore data from. We then an open an account for your backup facility.

A small piece of software is installed on your computer(s).

You select what data you want to backup. We can help with this and explain how the backup can be used to restore files and folders.

Contact us now to discuss your backup requirements.

What Cloud security measures are in place?

Data is encrypted before leaving your computer(s). It is encrypted in transit, and when stored in two geographically dispersed datacentres. The encryption used is military grade AES 256.

The datacentres carry multiple accreditations including:

  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001
  • OHSAS 18001
  • EU Code of conduct for data centres
  • Carbon Trust Standard
  • The Green Grid

A secure Encryption key is provided to each backup account. Only customers have access to this, we and anyone else are unable to access your data.

What would happen to your business if you lost some or all of your data?

It is often quoted that 70% of businesses will go out of business after suffering data loss.

Whilst we think this is an exaggeration we do know that the disruption following data loss can take many weeks to fix and loss of revenue and extra expense always result from data loss.

We follow industry best practices industry standards?

Encryption, data validation, data versioning (the option to restore historic version of the same file), accreditations, location of data (i.e. UK for UK customers) are all adhered to.

Data can be recovered at any time as long as you have access to the internet via the web access portal, or via the application on your computer. Providing of course that you have your encryption key.