New Year Resolutions

With a new year comes the opportunity for all of us to make resolutions to improve things that we have been putting off in the previous year. Many companies consider both power and data backups secondary systems and although there may be some underlying concern often we sweep those concerns away and hope for the best.

Businesses of all sizes are witnessing an explosion in the volume of data they hold. Whether it is the result of the Internet, email, or increasingly heavy and media-rich application software, there is a massive growth in the volume of data all around. Conservative estimates place data growth at approximately 80% per year. Data is increasingly being recognized as one of the real assets of a company, and losing this data would cause severe damage to any organization.

Data loss and systems unavailability can be very costly, particularly for organizations in the small and medium business (SMB) market where the difference between survival and closure can rest on the ability to recover from a disaster. At the very least, critical data loss will have a financial impact on companies of all sizes.

The financial impact on a company is a combination of loss of business, low productivity, legal action, and the cost of re-creating data. A study showed that the cost of re-creating just 20 MB of data can cost upwards of $50,000 depending on the type of data lost!

Your best solution is to deploy a complete backup and disaster recovery plan. Let us work with you to develop a plan which will put your mind at ease in 2009. Don’t let your business become one of the negative statistics, act today.

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