I met with a company yesterday who told me a horror story of the time that their server crashed with all of their accounting and historical information on it. They were doing tape backups every week, but guess what? When the tapes were accessed, nothing was on them! They were able to get some files back to the tune of $11,000 dollars, but most of the information was corrupted and completely unusable.
In a world of earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, fires and more, I urge everybody - BACKUP YOUR INFORMATION, preferably in a secure data center. Most of us have experienced that horrible dismay of realizing not only has your computer crashed, but you haven’t backed up in months. Imagine if that happened to your entire organization’s information!
Do yourself a favor now, TODAY – double-check your backup processes. If they are insufficient, contact your hosting company immediately to get this resolved. Your entire company’s information could be wiped out in a matter of minutes.