Life on the land has always been difficult in Australia, but the last few years have seen one extreme after another, leaving many people’s lives in devastation. The Black Summer bush fires of 2019 and 2020 were the worst in all of Australia’s recorded history. Epic blazes fuelled by drought caused hundreds and hundreds of people to evacuate their homes and place of business.
As if that wasn’t enough, the COVID-19 pandemic shortly followed, sending the whole world into crisis. Even now as things start to look as though they are returning to some semblance of normality, record-breaking rains have led to severe flooding in Western Australia.
With so much uncertainty at the moment, it’s no wonder why many business owners are starting to panic and feel unsafe. If you feel as though your business may be under threat and you fear the worst in the event of a natural disaster, read on for some tips on how to safeguard your Australian business.
Data protection refers to the process of safeguarding all of the important information relating to your business from compromise, corruption, and loss. But, why is it so important?
The importance of data protection becomes more important as you generate increased amounts of data and information relating to your business. Today, there is little tolerance for downtime making it practically impossible to access any important information if it has not been appropriately backed up in the first place.
As a consequence, a large part of a data protection strategy is to ensure that your data can be recovered and restored as quickly as possible after any potential corruption or loss brought on by a natural disaster or a compromised system.
In a nutshell, the purpose of data protection is to keep your business safe from cyber threats and compromise, enabling you to keep your business protected and afloat in the event of an external (or internal) threat.
There are various storage technologies used for protecting data. These include disk or tape backup that stores key information on disk-based storage. These are strong against cyber-attacks and are portable. However, in the event of a natural disaster, if you are unable to gain safe access to your premises, this data will be lost which can be fatal for a business.
On the other hand, when you move your crucial information over to cloud storage, you can replace onsite disk and tape libraries. Additionally, they can provide extra copies of protected data as well.
Today, data backups are no longer a standalone function. Instead, companies are combining their data protection requirements with functions that can lower costs and save storage space. Take backup and archiving as an example. These have been treated as two separate functions for many years.
- Backup was intended to restore data after a failure
- Archived data on the other hand provides a searchable copy of data (which has previously led to redundant data sets).
Today, you can back up, archive, and index all of your crucial business information in a single process thus allowing you to save time and cut down on the costs of long-term data storage.
You want to work with a company whose approach to data backup and recovery is proactive. Ultimately, prevention is the best strategy. We can help you safeguard your data with access to the following benefits:
- Fast and effective data restoration following loss or compromise
- Advanced data backup in our secure data centres
- 24/7 network monitoring for your peace of mind
- Enhanced encryption of your data to prevent any future breaches
The short answer is yes. If you care about the future of your company and keeping your clients’ and customers’ information safe, then you should always be ready to protect and restore it.
- A responsive service that can restore your information ASAP
- Assurance that everything is being done to keep your data entirely safe
- Support and guidance from a professional team, whenever you need it.