Database backups are an important component of IT management, as they make copies of existing data to ensure it is protected in the event of a disaster or security breach. It is especially important for businesses to perform regular database backups, as outages can cause operations to come to a grinding halt, negatively impacting their productivity and bottom line.
The Importance of Data Backups and Recovery
Some small businesses may be under the impression that data backups and security precautions are only necessary for large enterprises. Unfortunately, there has been a steady increase of data breaches in small businesses in recent years, caused by everything from criminal attacks and employee negligence to system glitches and natural disasters.
To put these data threats in perspective, consider these security statistics:
- It costs small businesses an average of $38,000 to recover from a single data breach
- 44% of businesses have not implemented anti-malware solutions
- 50% of IT professionals do not list security breach-prevention as a top priority
Although frequent database backups may not be able to stop a security threat from happening, they can help businesses recover important information in the event that data is lost or compromised.
In addition to database backups, businesses should have a comprehensive set of IT solutions in place that help them better manage and track IT assets and minimize security risks. Partnering with a team of IT professionals is one of the simplest ways to streamline this process.
Database Backup Solutions from SolarWinds MSP (Formerly LOGICnow)
As a managed service provider or IT professional, you understand the importance of taking a proactive approach to IT rather than a reactive approach. Being proactive saves you and your customers a lot of time and headaches in the long run, and may even stop IT mistakes from happening in the first place.
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