Category: Cloud Backup

Moving to the cloud: advantages and considerations

Learn the advantages and considerations of moving your business systems to the cloud. IronTree is a reputable online business continuity service provider.

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Do I need a backup strategy?

Answer six questions and you’ll have the bones of a backup strategy. IronTree’s online backup is trusted by 15 000+ businesses in South Africa.

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Managed vs self-managed online/cloud backup

Cloud technology has taken off in recent years, making it easy and efficient for companies to outsource the backup of their important office data.

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How does IronTree online backup work?

Everyone’s backing up these days, and because most businesses are already linked to the Internet, backing up online is proving the easiest and most cost-effective way.

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10 questions to ask your offsite backup provider

Choosing a backup provider isn’t an easy task, it may not be a massive capital outlay but the value of your data and the importance of it should not be taken lightly.

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Do I actually need online/cloud backup?

Bear in mind that without cloud backup you’ll need a budget for encryption software, for maintaining your hard-drives and the offsite location, and for getting the backups to the offsite location. Also, as your data grows you’ll need to purchase larger hard-drives and after years of use you’ll need to replace them.

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Am I selecting the right data for cloud backup?

Backed up data is what you get when you replicate data files and store them in a safe place away from where they’re usually kept. These backed up files can then be used to restore your data in the event of something happening to it. If you backup once daily, then you’ll never lose more than a day’s work. So it’s vital to backup. And it makes sense to take on the services of an online/cloud backup service, so that the process is regular, automated and assured.

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The cost of not using online backup

The lifeblood of a business is its data because it includes all the information that it uses to operate, such as legal documents, contracts, accounting information, employee records, client information and general business data. If you lose this data you wouldn’t know how to contact your customers and suppliers, how to pay salaries, who has ordered goods and who needs to be paid or invoiced.

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