1 in 5 companies will face a data disaster event. It may be hardware, power loss, or natural. What is your recovery plan to restore your companies information, such as customer contacts, accounting, financial statements, pictures. Many businesses will not recover from this type of loss. Local back ups are not the entire answer. Usually this type of backup is done by either a tape backup, CD burned. The problem is it is usually a manual process done by someone. The cost in doing this is more then assumed. Tapes are not reliable, CDs have a limited shelf life before data loss occurs, and it is a snap shot in time when the backups where done. If you have a lot of files this can take a while to do, it will be postponed and leave you at risk more. The media is not cheap either. Then where do you store these backups? In your facility? What happens if there is a fire, flood, huricane, robbery? They not only have your backups but your business. This is not just a business issue, but home users as well have thousands of digital pictures that can not be replaced.
What is needed for an online backup solution. The backup needs to be continiously backing up files, be smart about the backup and only do the backup incrementaly on the files that have changed, only run when the user is not active, and most important strong encryption. The price needs to be affordable and able to have as many computers hooked up to it without incurring a backup software licensing fee. When the data leaves the computer it needs to be encrypted and in a physically secure datacenter that has its own backup, and redundant generators, high network availability, with distributed backups of data.
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