Most businesses understand the importance of backups and realize the significant impact of losing data or attempting to manually recreate data. While many of those same businesses have invested in a backup solution, some studies show that as much as 50 percent of the time, those backups are unrecoverable.
As IT consultants, we’ve been called on to address almost every cause of data loss: Hardware failures, natural disasters, theft, computer viruses, software corruption, and human error.
Micro Visions has uncovered issues with the backups of many businesses and organizations to the degree that critical data would have been unrecoverable had data loss occurred. Something that was thought to be and perhaps should have been an adequate backup solution was either poorly implemented, poorly maintained or both. Such a “solution” truly is no solution at all.
Other, less prepared businesses have experienced one or more of the data loss situations mentioned above and called Micro Visions to pick up the pieces. They had been living with a false sense of security and, unfortunately, did not realize it until it was too late. The costs associated with recovering lost data, permanently losing data, data reconstruction, and business interruption are enormous.
Any backup solution requires proper implementation, monitoring, maintenance, and verification. Conventional media (tape, disk, etc.) backup solutions, while currently most common, are not conducive to any of these requirements. The inefficiencies of media backups have contributed to many of the issues that result in costly data loss.