There is a saying in the computer business: If you only have one copy
of something, someday you will have no copies.
your data is one of those things that we all know we need to do, kind of
like getting regular oil changes, flossing our teeth and keeping our will up
to date. And, like these other things, it is always easy to take the
Scarlett O'Hara approach and "think about that tomorrow".
you had seen what we at
SimpliTek have seen, you would
know that when it comes to your data, tomorrow may never come.
This past week, one of our customers shut
her computer down in the evening, and the next morning when she turned it
on, the disk drive was totally
dead. We were unable to restore one
single file from that disk. It was 14 months old.
happens, there is nothing we can do to help. Your only option is to send
the disk off to a restoration company which can sometimes get back some of
the data. The starting price for this restoration: $1200. That's
about the price of two new computers. And even for that much, some of your
data may never be able to be restored.
backup solution costs far less than the price to restore even one failed
disk drive. Today there are many, many options and they are surprisingly
take far more than a minute to tell you everything you need to know about
backups, but suffice to say that if your backup plan is to hope you
never lose any data, then we need to talk. We can help you come up with a
plan that will keep your business-critical data safe from just about any
hazard, and do so affordably and reliably. And without constant effort on
your part to keep it working.
Stop for a
minute and visualize your most important computer burning up right in front
of your eyes. What impact would that have on your business? If that is just
a minor hassle, then maybe you don't need a backup plan. But if that is a show-stopper,
as it would be for most information businesses, then don't just keep
hoping it doesn't happen to you.
of data eventually gets lost. It's what happens next that determines
whether your business stops or goes on.
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comprehensive article on backup.