If a physical disaster like a fire, flood, or tornado destroyed your business’s main location and all of your technology resources, what would you do? Could you and your employees keep working at an alternate site with backed up data? Similarly, if your network became a casualty of the so-called cyberwar and hackers breached your valuable data, would you have a plan to handle the fallout? Would your business files and other information be completely lost? Could you continue serving your customers?
Your business files are the gears that keep your organization moving. In order for your business to run smoothly, you need easy and organized access to all of your files, whenever and wherever you require. That’s why so many businesses are looking toward cloud storage solutions.
Good security comes from good planning, so you need to carefully consider how to handle customer information in order to be successful. It’s your responsibility to make your customers feel safe and let them know that they can trust you. A large part of that is keeping your own computer systems safe. Because if you can’t protect your software, how can you protect sensitive customer information?
One click may be all it takes… You’re checking your email Monday morning, cup of coffee in hand. You mark a few to follow up, confirm a meeting for the afternoon, and then delete a couple of junk promotional emails. But then you come across one that looks important – and it’s about an overdue invoice. You click on it and open the attached document to see what the problem is. Little did you know, a malicious file that was embedded in that document is now infecting your system, spreading like wildfire across your network.
Where would your small business be without your valuable business data – your customer records, accounting information, documents, invoices, inventory, and emails? Would replacing all the information you’ve accumulated be possible in the event of a disaster? The truth is if you don’t have a reliable backup system in place, you risk losing your valuable business data every day. All it takes is one computer virus, an errant keystroke by a well-meaning employee, or a simple hardware failure and you could lose valuable data that isn’t easy to replace.