Jul 18, 2013

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How to Put Your Business at Risk and Possibly Destroy It

There are many ways to destroy a business. You can not do your job (which may or may not have a significant impact, but more so if you are the CEO or other manager), or worse, you can do it poorly. Corollary to that, if you are really set on disrupting your business over which you are toiled and worked for years in order to etch out a decent living, you can be negligent or procrastinate. Negligence and procrastination are far more subtle ways of bringing business financial ruin down upon your head – more subtle because it is always easier to blame someone else than yourself when subsequent failure occurs. You can blame the flood for your data loss rather than your negligence in protecting your data and other information from harm or loss.

When it comes to the archival of all the data that you use on a daily basis to conduct business, it is far too messy and obvious to simply delete it. But continuing to do business without a remote online backup, or at least some other form of backup at play, is tantamount to sitting down and deleting files (which is the contemporary equivalent to what used to be known as shredding files, and is likely still put to use at many locales). In some cases, the lack of a great contingency plan when it comes to the risk of loss could mean, or has meant, the end of the business itself. If you have been in business for decades and rely upon your database for operations, a significant loss of data and having to start from scratch could make a real difference between whether you continue to do business or call it quits.

The best way to not only save your business, on the other hand, and to protect your valuable files from possible damage or loss, is to use a remote online backup system for archiving your files at an offsite location. Other methods may prevail, such as using external hard drives or operating your own server, and these work for the most part and are better than having no archival system at all. However, if you are already dealing with a lot of data or want to expand, external hard drives and memory sticks will only take you so far. Plus, these devices are subject to the same kind of calamity that may fall upon your existing equipment (such as your office computer), and may in fact also suffer damage as well. Remote online backup on the cloud is the way to go.

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