Your data is essential for your business's success. There’s no doubt about it in the modern digitized era. However, not having a backup for your cloud-based service provider can result in the loss of this valuable data.
This is where the confusion begins because you must now decide how to back up your data. There are numerous options available and choosing one can be difficult. Most importantly, if you're not careful, you may fall for some myths that are more harmful than beneficial.
The problem with believing the myths about cloud backup platforms is that you eventually end up losing data, wasting money and harming your organization. As a result, it's critical to be aware of the falsehoods to make an informed decision about whether a solution is right for you.
In this blog, we’ll help you cut through the clutter so that you can develop an effective backup strategy.
Without further ado, let’s dive into some of the most common cloud backup myths and dispel them, once and for all.
Myth: My cloud platform provides comprehensive backup
Truth: There might be a certain level of backup baked into productivity solutions like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, but it is often not enough to fully protect your organization. Many vendors even recommend adding a more robust backup solution.
While the built-in backup may be adequate for some data and applications, it’s crucial to have a comprehensive plan in case of a major disaster. This is especially true for businesses that rely heavily on email and other cloud-based services. A robust backup solution can help protect against data loss due to hardware failures, software glitches, user errors and malicious attacks.
Myth: Backup protects me against ransomware
Truth: Backing up your data is critical in protecting your organization from ransomware and other cyberattacks. However, a backup cannot prevent your data from being stolen or encrypted in the first place.
A robust backup and recovery solution ensures you can quickly and easily restore your lost or stolen data. However, you may still be at risk of further harm if the cybercriminal decides to use your already stolen data against you.
Myth: Any backup solution will do since all backup is the same
Truth: When it comes to data backup and recovery solutions, businesses of all sizes have numerous options. There is a backup solution to meet the needs of any organization, ranging from simple solutions that create a copy of your data to more robust enterprise-level solutions that include integrations with productivity applications and advanced security measures.
The first step in choosing the best backup solution for your organization is determining your specific requirements. Do you require a simple solution or a more robust enterprise-level solution?
Knowing your organizational needs will help you choose wisely from the available options a solution that is best suited for your business.
Let’s collaborate to make sure your business succeeds
An IT service provider like us can proactively help protect your organization from the consequences of falling for backup myths.
We can help create and implement a comprehensive backup and disaster recovery plan tailor-made for your needs. We can also help test your backups regularly to ensure their effectiveness and address any issues that arise. We can even provide training to your employees on proper backup procedures.
By working side-by-side in implementing these steps, we can help you avoid the pitfalls of backup myths and succeed. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation consultation.