If, like most small businesses, you use PC or Laptops for invoicing, email, banking, enquiries, marketing, customer services etc. etc. what are you doing to make sure you are protected from computer disasters?
You won’t be alone if you are not sure what you would do if you were hit with a virus or, worse still, a ransomware attack. Perhaps you thought these things only happen to big companies however, sadly, these events are more common than you might think. There are also other disaster scenarios including human error – what would happen if some of your vital records were accidentally deleted? could you be exposed to deliberate sabotage from a disgruntled ex-member of staff? of course, you could also just be unlucky and experience a catastrophic computer failure…
So now you are thinking about it, why not let an independent expert help talk you through the most common risks and advise you on strategies to mitigate them. For instance, did you know that 4 out of 5 computer breakdowns are preventable by simply adopting a regular maintenance policy? Nowadays small businesses can enjoy some of the security benefits, formally only available to large organisations, by utilising low cost IT managed services. These include remote monitoring, managed anti-malware and anti-virus protection, and cloud-based secure backup.
The bottom line here is that you can either wait for an IT problem to happen or minimise the chances of such problems occurring in the first place, having a plan for dealing with any that do. Please bear in mind the shocking statistic that over 60% of companies hit by computer disasters fail to recover.