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Backup

Backup

What’s best for your business?

We backup our company and personal data because, these days, we simply must. The potential loss of the primary versions of data, and the systems or applications that create and manage that data is a real cause of stress for any business.

The causes of data loss are many, ranging from accidental deletion or change, catastrophic hardware failure, natural disasters, theft, or more increasingly, file corruption from an external attack such as ransomware.

When this happens, it’s not just the data that needs restoring, it’s the full work environment. This is in effect, Disaster Recovery.

The importance of a disaster recovery solution is very commonly overlooked and seen as a luxury, or an unnecessary expense for the business, without taking into account the potential financial loss involved. There are some shocking statistics surrounding this which are all readily available online.

  • 40% of Small/Medium businesses close after a disaster.
  • Only 25% of Small/Medium businesses that close following a disaster, ever reopen.
  • 75% of Small/Medium businesses don’t have a DR solution in place.
  • 52% of Small/Medium businesses say it would take at least 3 months to recover from a disaster.
  • Only 18% of companies surveyed with fewer than 50 employees have a DR plan.

Backup and Disaster Recovery are not one and the same thing. Disaster Recovery can only occur when a good backup is in place.

Backup is simply a copy of a file or item made in case the original is lost or damaged.

Cloud Backup

There are various cloud backup options, but the basic solution is simply a cloud replacement for the local device backup, taking away the worry involved in having to physically replace a USB drive or a backup tape each day.  All that’s required is a good internet connection.  You can then monitor the daily backups remotely, or have a report emailed to you.

The downsides of this solution are

  • dependency on an internet connection
  • slow restore time when dealing with large amounts of data.

It will, again, generally be a data backup, as opposed to a full system backup.  In the event of a hardware failure, due to fire, theft or otherwise, there would be no way of restoring from the last good backup.

May I take this opportunity in thanking you for your prompt action in dealing with our hardware problem last week. We were in jeopardy of not being able to pay some clients employees at the end of last month and although we needed to work additional hours we fulfilled our deadlines on time.
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Infinity Business Solutions - a company aptly named! They always provide solutions, they're always businesslike and offer no end of help and advice. It gives us great confidence to know that Infinity are on board.
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I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work put in supporting our systems It is really appreciated that you are on the ball  and I really feel that we can rely on Infinity when it counts.
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I just wanted to say thank you for all the hard work put in supporting our systems It is really appreciated that you are on the ball  and I really feel that we can rely on Infinity when it counts.
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The staff at Infinity are always cheerful, courteous & helpful and pretty much resolve problems first time. Nothing is ever too much problem and they even are prepared to help outside of hours when urgent help is needed. Keep up the good work...and don't lose the personal touch!
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Infinity understand that down time is the most important issue and do all they can to ensure that our staff have minimal down time when experiencing problems.
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You don’t know how good it is not having SPAM arriving every 3 minutes! I’ve received no SPAM since 4pm yesterday ... nothing in my Inbox, Junk Mail folder or caught by the SPAM controls within Exchange. Perfect!
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Having benefitted from Infinity’s support since 2013, we remain impressed with their technical ability and focused approach to keeping our IT systems updated and working as they should. After using a larger IT support company we chose Infinity because of their size, with them being big enough to cope, but small enough to care. We made the right choice - the quality of their service has always been excellent, and we’ve come to regard them as part of team.
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