Backup Solutions for Small Business

Posted by Orion Network Solutions on April 16th, 2016

Backing up data is one of the most crucial tasks for a small business because data loss can be catastrophic. A solid backup system is especially important for any business that has a lot of records and data to keep, maintain, and secure. Small businesses need to seek reliable backup solutions to automate the backup and management of their data on a scheduled basis to prevent data loss. These backup solutions can help them save time, money, and resources, especially when they do not have an in-house IT support. .

Reasons for Loss of Data

Data loss is primarily caused by a number of factors, including theft, human error or failure, software corruption, hardware destruction, and computer viruses. Without a good backup solution, lost data could greatly affect the productivity and security of a small business. Data loss can be costly, too, especially when it puts the business and its clients at risk. To avoid these, you need to consider finding a high-quality, reliable, secure, and cost-effective backup solution.

Offsite vs. Onsite Backups

Small business backup solutions are usually provided either offsite or onsite. Onsite data backup involves storing data on local storage devices like CDs, DVDs, magnetic tapes, and hard drives, while offsite backup involves storage in a remote server. There are three major advantages to onsite storage. It can give you immediate access to your data. It is also less expensive, and you do not need an internet connection to retrieve your files. However, conventional onsite backup hardware—such as hard disks—can only store a limited number of data according to the amount of storage space that they have. You also run the risk of having your onsite data storage solution destroyed or stolen.

As your business continues to grow, it is likely to acquire more data and will need a reliable and secure backup solution that grows with it.  Offsite storage may be the solution. It offers many advantages, such as access to the data anytime and anywhere as long as you have internet access. Backup data may be shared with assigned different locations remotely, and data can be preserved in case a catastrophic event occurs in your place of business. The cloud is an excellent example of an offsite backup solution.

Benefits of Using the Cloud

Cloud based backups are affordable and offer access to your data anywhere at any time. High-quality solutions have user-friendly data management and restoration tools that let you easily find or restore backed up files. The best cloud services automatically backup your data, too, so you do not have to worry about not having enough time to manually do so.


About the Author:

Mike Rana is the Chief Technology Advisor of Orion Network Solutions. Orion Network Solutions specializes in providing Computer Installation, Maintenance, and Consulting services along with 24x7 help desk services for small and midsize companies. We provide network solutions that enable small businesses to not only lower their management cost but also increases employee productivity at the same low price. We offer network solution that becomes an integral part of your organization and can provide an increase in productivity of your organization.

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