Jul 201406 Protect Your Business ross it for business It usually goes without saying that having a reliable, current backup process in place is one of the best things you can do from an IT point of view. After all, for a lot of business sectors having an offsite data backup and disaster recovery plan is a compliance requirement. And how many businesses would fully recover from a serious data loss situation, without a large financial impact? Worryingly, the failure rate of hard disks is 100%. Every disk that has been or will be made will fail at some point, sometimes losing the stored data in the process. Not only that, but other threats like accidental (or intentional) deletion, virus damage or plain old data corruption can lose that data in no time at all. We frequently read scary statistics on the internet that 70% of businesses who suffer from a serious data loss will go out of business within 24 months. While the statistic may not be accurate, it does give an idea of the damage that such a loss can cause. At Alphabyte our IT management package always includes a backup system, whether it is a daily, offsite data backup with previous version support, full server image, or even full offsite data replication in real time. We run, manage and maintain the systems for you so you can get on with what you’re good at – running your business.