Backup - perhaps the least interesting aspect of IT as far as most users are concerned but without a doubt the most critical as far as any IT service provider is concerned. Without a cast iron backup system in place an entire organisation can be at risk without even knowing. Data is the lifeblood of all successful businesses, in may ways it is more important than almost any other part of what a business does. Valuable, not only from the point of view of the real world cost of producing the data, but also from a business operations point of view.
70% of businesses that experience a major data loss are out of business within one year (DTI/ PricewaterhouseCoopers) and for the ones that survive the impact can be devastating. The boy scout motto of 'Be Prepared' is perhaps the most apt phrase when planning and implementing a backup strategy for any organisation.
We use a combination of both Cloud based and on premise backup for our clients as both play their part in us delivering an effective and robust overall Disaster Recovery plan.