Category Archive for: Backup

Disaster Recovery Plan

As well as the delights of beach bodies, Bikini also reminds of us disaster. Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean was the site of nuclear weapons testing in the 1940s, later described as the ‘world’s first nuclear disaster’ as a result of contamination. It’s a reminder that in business it’s good practice to plan for…

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Why offsite backups complement onsite and shouldn’t be the only backup?

Backing up data to online services is as easy as copying a file to a folder, but while offsite backups are convenient, they do not provide all the security you need. If you backed up all your data to a cloud provider, what would you do if the service was down when you needed it…

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Why backups should be onsite?

Your data is one of your most important business assets. If you lost all your data, could your business continue to operate? Would you know what orders to work on? Would you be able to complete your tax or VAT returns? Backing up your data onsite means that you have a copy of everything you…

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GDPR – what does it mean for your business in terms of IT systems?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on 25 May 2018 will be far stricter than existing rules, meaning all businesses have to tighten up their processes on handling data. Why? Because breaking the rules or data breaches can be punished by eye-watering fines of up to 4% of global turnover or €20…

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