A Disaster Waiting to Happen?
In a recent survey conducted by Gartner Research:
- 64% of small to mid-sized businesses said they backed up their data on-site, NOT off-site for disaster-recovery
“That is a disaster waiting to happen,” says Adam Couture, principal analyst at Gartner." Anything that happens to their
servers is also going to happen to their backups." InfoStor, July 2004.
Online Data Backup and Recovery Takes Hold "Despite the current myths surrounding online backup, it is fast becoming
the standard in the business of data backup storage. Online backup has proven itself to be a fundamental component
of disaster recovery and business continuity plans of small to large businesses alike through the United States."
E-Commerce Times, June 2004.
The Simple Beauty of Online Backup “... and that’s the simple beauty of online backup. It is ALWAYS done. It is
ALWAYS complete. It is ALWAYS offsite. It is ALWAYS available.”
The CPA Software News, June/July 2003.
The Most Sense for Small and Mid-size Companies Online backup services have some advantages over the hardware...
If you store your data off-site and a fire destroys your office, you can retrieve your data almost immediately via
an Internet connection from any location. Another advantage:
You don't necessarily have to purchase, maintain, or store a backup drive and media--thereby saving space--or keep
track of details like which disc you used for your last full backup, and which one you specified for an incremental
backup. (Of course, you'll want to keep redundant, local backups of your most essential data, too.) " PC World,