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Australia has been subject to some terrible natural disasters over the last few years, wreaking havoc on people’s homes and businesses alike. While there is only so much you can do to protect your physical assets in such an event, there is much you can do to safeguard your company’s intellectual property. Yes, bush fires or floods can destroy your bricks and mortar, but when you are sufficiently backed up, recovering your data will enable you to start again without too much disruption to your business.

In this article, we’re going to look at how you can safeguard your Australian business with data protection and recovery in the event of a natural disaster.

What is data protection?

Data protection is your last line of defence, the process by which you protect your data by backing it up and recovering it, so that it is not lost. Information can be corrupted, compromised, or have any number of things happen so it is essential to be prepared for any eventuality. With data protection, if something does occur you can restore your files back to their original unblemished state. There are record amounts of data being produced each year with no likelihood that this will slow, and with everything, you could ever want or need to be stored somewhere it is so important to make sure it is safe in the first place, and that you can still access it when you have to or just want to.

You can manage your data through lifecycle management, which automatically backs up and moves data to on or offline storage. The other key component, data availability, is the crucial component that allows you and your employees to still be able to have access to the data you need to do your job no matter what happens, even if the data is corrupted or damaged. Using cloud backup, storage snapshots and continuous data protection means that you will always have a clean copy for your purposes in any eventuality.

First fires then flooding!

Life on the land has always been difficult in Australia, but the last few years have seen one extreme after another, leaving many people’s lives in devastation. The Black Summer bush fires of 2019 and 2020 were the worst in all of Australia’s recorded history. Epic blazes fuelled by drought caused hundreds and hundreds of people to evacuate their homes and place of business.

As if that wasn’t enough, the COVID-19 pandemic shortly followed, sending the whole world into crisis. Even now as things start to look as though they are returning to some semblance of normality, record-breaking rains have led to severe flooding on the eastern coast of Australia.

With so much uncertainty, it’s no wonder why many business owners are starting to feel insecure and wondering if they are up to the challenge of rebuilding their business without their data. Read on for some tips on how to safeguard your Australian business. and your data.

What is data protection and recovery?

Data protection refers to the process of safeguarding all of the important information relating to your business from compromise, corruption, and loss. But, why is it so important?

The importance of data protection becomes more important as you generate increased amounts of data and information relating to your business. Today, there is little tolerance for downtime making it practically impossible to access any important information if it has not been appropriately backed up in the first place.

As a consequence, a large part of a data protection strategy is to ensure that your data can be recovered and restored as quickly as possible after any potential corruption or loss brought on by a natural disaster or a compromised system.

What is the purpose of data protection?

In a nutshell, the purpose of data protection is to keep your business safe from cyber threats and compromise, enabling you to keep your business protected and afloat in the event of an external (or internal) threat.

There are various storage technologies used for protecting data. These include disk or tape backup that stores key information on disk-based storage. These are strong against cyber-attacks and are portable. However, in the event of a natural disaster, if you are unable to gain safe access to your premises, this data will be lost which can be fatal for a business. 

On the other hand, when you move your crucial information over to cloud storage, you can replace onsite disk and tape libraries. Additionally, they can provide extra copies of protected data as well.

Today, data backups are no longer a standalone function. Instead, companies are combining their data protection requirements with functions that can lower costs and save storage space. Take backup and archiving as an example. These have been treated as two separate functions for many years.

  • Backup was intended to restore data after a failure
  • Archived data on the other hand provides a searchable copy of data (which has previously led to redundant data sets).

Today, you can back up, archive, and index all of your crucial business information in a single process thus allowing you to save time and cut down on the costs of long-term data storage.

Why choose Computer Troubleshooters to safeguard your data?

You want to work with a company whose approach to data backup and recovery is proactive. Ultimately, prevention is the best strategy. We can help you safeguard your data with access to the following benefits:

  • Fast and effective data restoration following loss or compromise
  • Advanced data backup in our secure data centres
  • 24/7 network monitoring for your peace of mind
  • Enhanced encryption of your data to prevent any future breaches

Do I really need data backup and recovery?

The short answer is yes. If you care about the future of your company and keeping your clients’ and customers’ information safe, then you should always be ready to protect and restore it.

  • A responsive service that can restore your information ASAP
  • Assurance that everything is being done to keep your data entirely safe
  • Support and guidance from a professional team, whenever you need it.

Conclusion

Are you ready to take greater responsibility for your client, customer, and company data? Would you like to set up a robust and responsive data protection plan that can run in the background, keeping you safe at all times? Computer Troubleshooters has the technology, experience, and personnel to keep you safeguarded from natural disasters and external cyber threats alike. If you would like to find out more about our data backup and recovery services, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Or call 1300 28 28 78 for your nearest location. We’re always happy to help!