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Why do you need a backup?

We cannot stress this enough – YES, your organization needs a backup. Then you might wonder ‘’but why is that?’’. We’ll tell you.

Let’s start by going back to basics. A backup or data backup is a copy of computer data taken and stored elsewhere so that it may be used to restore the original after a data loss incident. So why is it important to secure a data backup? The reason for having a backup plan in place is to have a safety net in the event of a data failure. Data failure can be the result of different incidents including software failure, data corruption, human-caused errors, accidental deletion, hacker attacks and many more malicious incidents.

Reasons to have a backup plan in place

Having backups of organizational data is critically important – even essential to the organization’s continued survival in some cases. Backups can help ensure the following aspects within an organization:

  • Disaster recovery

Natural disasters such as fires, floods, earthquakes, or hurricanes can disrupt and destroy data stored on-site. Off-site backups will ensure essential data can be recovered to ensure continued business operations.

  • Data protection

Securing backups are crucial for protecting valuable data and information within an organization.  Backups serve as a safety net in case of sudden data loss.

  • Business continuity

Backups play a crucial role in maintaining business continuity. In case of unexpected incidents, having access to backup data allows an organization to minimize downtime and thereby continue daily business operations.

  • Human errors

Humans are more common than you think. Employees can accidentally overwrite or even delete valuable data. Having backup data can recover lost data and prevent productivity disruptions.

  • Security

Hackers lurk around every corner in this digital age and cyber-attacks like ransomware can encrypt data making it inaccessible. Having up-to-date backups can assist organizations recover lost data without falling victim to extortion.

The list of backup benefits goes on. However, the takeaway is that backup consequently will help save both time and money. Not having a backupplan can lead to critical data loss, which can have severe consequences for a business, including financial losses and reputational damage.

Backups are a fundamental component of data management as it protects against potential threats and solves various company challenges. The Anycloud Data Management product portfolio of partner-ready services each has an individual focus and expertise for data protection and digital security. All services are delivered with market leading technology with simplicity and scalability.

Benjamin Falk Elveng

Benjamin Falk Elveng

Anycloud COO