Cloud-Based Backups for Business
As discussed in our previous Cloud-Based Backup Blog, at Step Fwd IT we always prescribe the use of cloud storage for your company’s data. But at the same time, not having a backup for your cloud-stored data can be devastating, and regularly results in the loss of valuable data.
There are a multitude of cloud backup solutions available – making the decision to choose the best one quite difficult. Meaning, if you’re not careful, you may fall for some cloud service myths that cause more harm than good.
There is still no doubt in our minds that leveraging cloud backup solutions will better your business. And we’re not alone in this notion, with CRN finding that global spending on cloud-based services reached $82.8 billion (AUD) in the Q1 of 2022 alone. But as we mentioned, amongst all this hyper-spending, the utility and function of cloud backup solutions can often become confused. Hence, this blog aims to tackle the most common mistruths around cloud backups and deliver the real facts behind them.
Debunking Cloud-Based Myths
Myth One: My Cloud Platform alone will provide Comprehensive Backup
There might be a certain level of backup within productivity solutions like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, but it is often not enough to fully protect your organisation. We recommend adding a more robust backup solution. We could easily recommend one of our cloud-backup partners, but we’re more concerned that your data is secure – whether it’s with our partners or not.
While the built-in backup may be adequate for some data and applications, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive plan in case of a major disaster. This is especially true for businesses that rely heavily on email and other cloud-based services. A stringent backup solution can help protect against data loss, hardware failures, software glitches, and malicious attacks.
Myth Two: Backup protects my Business against Ransomware
Backing up your data is critical in protecting your business from ransomware and other cyberattacks. However, a backup cannot prevent your data from being stolen or encrypted in the first place.
A strong backup and recovery solution ensures you can quickly and easily restore your lost or stolen data. However, as we’ve seen with Optus and Medibank recently, you may still be at risk of further harm if the cybercriminal decides to use your already stolen data against you.
Myth Three: Any Backup Solution will do, since all Backup is the same.
When it comes to data backup and recovery solutions, businesses of all sizes have numerous options. There is a backup solution to meet the needs of any organisation, ranging from simple solutions that create a copy of your data to more fortified enterprise-level solutions that include integrations with productivity applications and advanced security measures.
The first step in choosing the best backup solution for your business is determining your specific requirements. Do you require a simple solution or a more potent solution?
Knowing your organisational needs will help you choose wisely from the available options a solution that is best suited for your business.
Let's Collaborate to make sure your Business Succeeds
An IT service provider like us can proactively help protect your company from the consequences of falling for backup myths.
We can help create and implement a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery plan, tailor-made for your needs. We can also help test your backups regularly to ensure their effectiveness and address any issues that arise. We can even provide training for your employees on performing proper backup procedures.
By working side-by-side in implementing these steps, we can help you avoid the pitfalls of backup myths, ultimately helping your business succeed.
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