No matter what the business, everyone understands the importance of backing up significant company data. Yet there is a common misconception that onsite back up alone is sufficient. Regardless of how capable a company’s computer system appears to be at the time though, there is always the possibility of a malfunction wiping out information. For this reason, many organisations choose to back up their data, to recover lost information.

Where onsite storage usually entails backing up information on a regular basis on local storage devices, such as your hard drive, offsite storage requires you to stow important data on a remote server, usually via the Internet.

In comparison to onsite back-up solutions, offsite back up is far more reliable. Whether you would like to update your files manually or choose to schedule a time to back up your files, it could also save you time. Traditional back-up solutions usually involve a person manually copying files onto an internal server. Yet where offsite backups can be automated, there isn’t the need to spend time uploading files and you are reducing a person’s workload as a result. This time could then be spent on carrying out other tasks.

With offsite backups we will be able to recover your files quickly, as these solutions usually work over the Internet. Even if a server crashes, as the data is located in numerous locations, this will ensure your backups are always available and easy to retrieve. This enhances your businesses security as well and when your information is backed up, encryption tools could be used to keep the data secure.

Depending on the size of your business or the length of time you have been operating as a company, it’s likely that you will have a large amount of data that needs backing up on a regular basis, which can prove costly. Offsite back up isn’t expensive! At Integra, our prices start from 50p per GB of storage. Should you require a lot of storage space, please contact us with regards to pricing and we will see what we can do for you.

If you would like any advice with regards to your voice, data and security installations, we have over 20 year of experience and are more than happy to sit down with your business, large and small. We look forward to hearing from you!