Data loss is real and common
It may seem hypothetical until the day it happens to you - a result of a technical problem, virus or malware, or even simple human error. A recent study
reported that a whopping 96% of organizations have experienced at least one outage in the past three years.
Having an effective and reliable solution to backing up your business data will make all the difference in how your business is able to overcome any data loss incident.
Not convinced? See common examples of when a data backup will become your business life-preserver. Accidental data loss
All it takes is one time, one typo, one wrong click. Everyone makes mistakes, and entering data into your apps is no different. Data can be accidentally deleted or overwritten in an instant, whether it be from manual data entry or an import that went wrong. Having a backup of your data is critical to restoring lost data. Losing access to your app
When it comes time to cancel your subscription, it often comes as a shock that many apps don't let you export all of your data before you part ways. If you are not prepared for this (common) scenario, you can find yourself in a panic searching out a solution to prevent losing your entire database. Backing up your data will preserve every piece of your business knowledge to take with you anywhere you go. Technical glitches happen
Whether it be an integration that stopped working, or your vendor experienced some unexpected "downtime" - your database is at the mercy of technical issues that pop up from time to time. That's why it's important to always have your data backed up to a secondary location, so you never experience irreversible data loss. Viruses or malware
It's unpleasant to think about, but no business is immune from cyber attacks on your data. Even small businesses are overwhelmingly targeted
, and any business can suffer serious (even bankrupting) consequences. Bouncing back from a malicious attack is only possible with advanced planning to secure your data. Backing up your data requires a plan.