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Updated by Greg Watson on Nov 04, 2015
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Top Reasons Why You Need a Managed Backup Solution

Keeping your vital data safe is critical to your success as a business and becomes more difficult and unmanageable as your business grows. Research shows that over 90% of organisations that lose data from a disaster go out of business within two years. A managed cloud backup solution offers cost-effective security and automatic offsite storing, for a fast and comprehensive recovery of your critical data.

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Assured data recovery

If a disaster occurs onsite, a managed backup service provider can restore your data from moments before it happened. Because data is stored in the cloud and backed up off-premises only minutes after being updated, it will be protected in any event that could be damaging. Service providers will offer guaranteed recovery in their Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

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Minimise downtime

If you’re only storing your data and not transmitting it to a redundant location constantly, if something should go wrong you could be at serious risk from the heavy costs of downtime and the loss of crucial data. A managed backup solution will offer a fully comprehensive plan that addresses each step in the data protection process, to reduce these integrated risks and their associated costs.

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Service expertise

Your service provider will be able to give you a competitive edge with the advantages of the latest technology and infrastructure. Their expertise in this evolving area will enable you to better scale your solution in line with your business aims and needs. Again, using their expertise you can free up time for your valuable staff to work productively on other projects.

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Higher security

Stored in a highly secure offsite location, your vital sensitive data, with employee records or customer information, will be safe from hacking, competitors or human error. A service provider can additionally encrypt your data, so that only those authorised with the correct keys can gain access to it.

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Save time

By automating the backup process with a dedicated provider, you won’t need to exercise resources on staff working on the tedious task of manual tape-based backup. Rather than monitoring backups and reviewing problems which could be extremely time-consuming or complex, your provider can do the work for you with a 24/7 monitoring service, so you can focus on achieving your business goals.

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Predictable costs

Cloud backup services are charged in predictable monthly payments, making budgeting much simpler. There’ll be no unusual or extra costs for software, backup hardware, or maintenance, as this will be included in the set fee.