If you’ve ever worked your butt off to meet a deadline for homework or a uni project, only to accidentally lose all of your progress, you’ll be all too familiar with the gut-wrenching feeling that follows.
Now imagine that, but rather than lose a few thousand words on your essay, you lose irreplaceable, business-critical data instead.
It’s not pleasant, to say the least.
In this article, we’re going to highlight some data backup and disaster recovery scenarios that will make you want to switch to cloud computing immediately!
1. An office fire
What would you do if you woke up one day to learn that your office building burned down in the early hours of the morning? Perhaps it was an electrical fire caused by faulty wiring in a neighbouring unit.
The first thing you think is: “Thank goodness I had insurance!”
But then, you remember that you didn’t switch to cloud storage and kept all of your critical business data on your own physical hard drives in the very office that has now been razed to the ground.
The insurance means nothing…because without that data, your recovery is going to take far longer – if it’s at all possible.
2. A bored employee opens a malicious email
One of the most common cyberattacks is workstation intrusion. This is where hackers gain access to an individual’s workstation via malware and wreaks havoc on a business.
Perhaps your bored employee opened the wrong email or visited a few unsecure websites; whatever the case, a hacker gained remote access, stole critical client information, corrupted your CRM system, and caused dozens of your clients to jump ship – costing you thousands in recurring annual revenue.
Do not make the mistake of underestimating the importance of proper cybersecurity.
3. An employee leaves their work laptop on the train
Imagine what would happen if one of your employees left their work laptop or other device on a train? Perhaps they had a USB inserted to the laptop which had tonnes of critical information on your products / services and clients – none of which was backed up in the office or on the cloud. What can you do in that situation?
There are so many things that can and do go wrong
These are just three examples of what can and does go wrong every single day for businesses that have not embraced cloud backup storage and computing. The fact is, there are countless things that can go wrong, from:
- Laptop theft
- Liquid spillages
- Power outages
- Natural disasters
- Software corruption
- Viruses, malware, and phasing
- Human error and accidental data deletion
- Improper testing of software updates before they’re introduced
The list can go on and on but there is one thing that they all have in common: they can all be easily recovered from with the appropriate security measures in place.
By switching to cloud computing today, you can secure all of the critical business information you need to recover from a disaster and get straight back to doing business without compromising your integrity or putting your employees / clients at risk.
There’s no good assuming that these things are so unlikely to happen to you that there’s no point worrying about it. They happen every day and many of them can damage businesses beyond repair.