Are you one of those businesses that only store your backups in one location? If so, you’re in good company, as 59% of businesses are right there with you. While storing your data backups in just one spot may have seemed like a good idea at the time, were you aware that 140,000 hard drives crash every week? Hopefully, your hard drive isn’t one of these.
One way to protect your data and help to create a stress-free state-of-mind is to move your data storage and other operations to the cloud. A recent survey showed that 80% of the companies that did noted significant improvements. Furthermore, 82% of the companies indicated that moving to the cloud saved them money, which is a definite positive.
Since you obviously want to protect your sensitive information from hackers and other cybersecurity issues, have you considered adopting managed IT services? Just imagine having your system monitored for potential hackers 24/7.
Whether or not they’ve actually been hacked, 70% of Americans do worry about this happening-and with good reason. Every year, there are over 90 million cybersecurity events, and roughly 400 new threats appear every minute. How many of these are detected? Only about 30%, as 70% or so escape detection.
A recent Gallup poll showed that over the past year, 27% of Americans have had their credit card information stolen. Computers and smartphones? Those, too, had been hacked by 11% of the poll’s participants.
More and more businesses are being targeted by ransomware, according to the Kaspersky Security Bulletin 2016. It’s been determined that these attacked occur once every 40 seconds for businesses and once every 10 seconds for individuals. Furthermore, even when small and medium-sized businesses paid the ransom, only 1 out of 5 had their data returned.
If you’re not familiar with managed or cloud services, why not contact a consulting firm to learn more? These experts will be able to assess your business’ requirements for data storage and other needs in order to streamline your business operations. Furthermore, they can update your software, protect your data, and save you time and money.
The result? You will be able to focus your attention on the business at hand rather than worrying about your system crashing and other undesirable events.