If your server suddenly crashed and ALL your
data was erased, how long would it take before
your firm was back up and running as usual?

If you aren’t sure, or if you think it would only be a short period of time, read on. Below are 3 common, costly misunderstandings most firms have about their data backup that give them a false sense of security:

Misunderstanding #1: Believing That Hard-Drive or USB Backups Are A Reliable Way To Secure Your Data...Wrong! Hard-Drive or USB backups have an average failure rate of 100% (no, that’s not a typo). What makes this even worse is that they will APPEAR to be working, giving you a false sense of security.

Misunderstanding #2: Tread carefully here and make sure that you’ve really done your homework on your chosen solution. Here are a few questions to ask of any cloud backup provider before you trust your firm’s data with them:

  • Ask if you have the option to have your initial backup performed through a hard copy. With the amount of data on most firm’s servers, an initial backup performed over the web can take months to complete.
  • Make sure that database files can be stored and recovered easily. Many cheap cloud backup services only hold simple office or media files, while ignoring your most important database files or making those incredibly difficult to recover.
  • Demand daily status reports. Any reputable backup service will send you a daily e-mail to verify that everything is backed up. The more professional solutions will allow you to notify more than 1 person (like your IT guy) in addition to yourself.

Misunderstanding #3: Trusting Their Backup Is Automatically Working Without Doing Periodic Test Restores.

I see this happening a LOT – a firm thinks their backups are working because they don’t see any error messages or apparent problems. Then, when they need to restore a case file (or their entire server), they discover the backups stopped working MONTHS ago and all that data is gone.

Luck Is For Leprechauns! Want To Know For Sure If Your Data Is Safe? Our FREE Data Protection Audit Reveals the Truth...

During the month of March we are giving away a FREE Data Protection Audit – a $400 value. At no cost or obligation, we’ll come to your office and review your current backup to verify that your data is being backed up properly and could be restored in the event of a disaster. We can also show you the fastest, most reliable way to make sure you NEVER have to worry about losing all your data or being “out of business” because of a natural disaster, virus, hacker attack, hardware failure or other data-erasing disaster.

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Saved Us Over $50,000 In Lost Sales

Saved Us Over $50,000 In Lost Sales

Our server crashed. ReachOut responded within 15 minutes and had us back up and running in only an hour. They saved us over $50,000 in lost sales, and would have closed our doors for several days. We’ve been with them now for 7 years!

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I am pleased with the services provided by Rick and the ReachOut team. Rick always makes himself available at a moment’s notice. He is thorough and speaks in terms that the “average Joe” can understand. Rick is on top of the newest technology and communicates this information to my team. I would highly recommend ReachOut IT to other firms.

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