There are plenty of things that can go wrong with a business’s server:
-Hardware failure: You might have invested in the best hardware money can buy, but even top of the line machines have an expiration date. Sometimes, parts of your hardware system can break down, and you don’t want to have to wait until you replace it to be able to access your data.
-Ransomware or Viruses: Although you should have a good anti-virus program in place, often, it’s not enough. We all know how viruses can corrupt your files or even prevent you from being able to access them, but today there is an even more malicious threat: ransomware. This kind of software will block access to files unless a ransom is paid to the people who installed it. By having current and frequent server backups in place, you’ll protect your business from this kind of threat.
-Human Error: We all make mistakes, and accidentally deleting a file shouldn’t be devastating to how you conduct business. Through backing up your files, you make sure that common slip ups don’t cripple your work flow.
Aside from the local options, there are companies that claim to be able to offer the same level of support from abroad. For IT services, and especially when dealing with copies of your data, an NYC IT company is the way to go. By keeping your IT choice local, you’re ensuring fast and reliable service if a problem arises. ETech 7 knows how crucial face-to-face interaction can be in understanding IT complexities. When you have technicians who speak your language and work around your business hours, you’re assuring yourself and your employees of across-the-board service.
The world is running on data these days, and your business is no exception. Every business owner knows that even a temporary loss of their data would be more than an inconvenience; it could mean the difference between getting that big contract or not. By relying on remote server backups, you’re taking an important step in protecting your data and your business from those inconveniences that seem to arise at inopportune moments.
When looking for backup solutions, you have to consider the amount of “downtime” that your company can manage. Whether you can afford to be “offline” for one day or one hour, ETech7 puts a contingency plan in place to make sure you’re up and running within the timeframe you need. We then rigorously test this system periodically through a “mock failure test”, to make sure that our system is up to the task of keeping you in business.
If you’ve backed up the files on your own personal computer (and hopefully you have!) then you may have experienced difficulty accessing your files during the backup process. A good IT company will give you a variety of backup option to minimize this concern, as well as scheduling the backup for times that you’re not logged in.
Even if you have one or two “in-house” IT people to deal with your business’s needs, outsourcing some IT processes can be highly beneficial to your business. If you rely on an external IT company in NYC to deal with rote IT support, you free up your IT people to be able to deal with the “big picture” items better. Furthermore, there are times when multiple people in your company may be experiencing IT issues. If you only have one IT person, then they would all have to wait in line to be helped. It would be prohibitively expensive though to hire additional IT staff when you only face complex issues every once in a while. At ETech7, we offer scalability in IT resources, so whether you need one IT technician or five, you’re still paying one flat maintenance fee.
Outsourcing data recovery to an IT firm can improve your security as well. If you entrust all your data with one person in your company, you’re placing a lot of faith in their reliability. What happens if your employee is suddenly unavailable or leaves for other reasons? You want to always have access to your data and to make sure that that data is reliable. By using an external IT company with a proven track record in managing server backups, you’re investing in the integrity and dependability of your most critical data.
Yes, although you may have the majority of your data coming from an NYC location, the remote nature of server backups allows for you to access copies of your information from any location. Having server backups implemented across the board in all your locations ensures that all of your data is equally protected.
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"We've hired ETech 7 to setup our backup solution and found them to be a great asset. They hit the ground running quickly, work well with the team and gets results. The ETech 7 support team is just a phone call away and they treat our team-members with respect."