Date: March 31, 2017
Author: 11:11 Systems
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Yes, that’s right folks its World Backup Day again and, while we at 11:11 Systems certainly don’t recommend only thinking about backup on this one official day, it’s a good opportunity to stop and think about the backup strategy you have for your company data and mission-critical IT systems. At 11:11, we’ve chosen to use World Backup Day to reflect on how the market has evolved in relation to backup and DR adoption and how cloud services have helped that evolution. Our Chief Strategy Officer has this to say:
“On World Backup Day, it’s a good time to recognize how far the market has come in protecting mission-critical business data. The scalability, flexibility and on-demand nature of the cloud means that backup and DR strategies that were previously only available to large enterprise customers are now also within the reach of small and medium sized businesses. Indeed, many of our customers have evolved from onsite backup to cloud backup to a full cloud-based disaster recovery strategy. While risks ranging from the dramatic; hurricanes, storms and ransomware attacks to the mundane; power outages, unauthorized changes and human error are only increasing, companies of all sizes can be confident that the technology and expert assistance is available to help them achieve IT resiliency and business continuity.
–Dante Orsini, Chief Strategy Officer, 11:11 Systems
So while the words ‘Backup Day’ may prompt a wave of panic in relation to your personal files if you have family photos on various devices that haven’t been backed up to the cloud, there should be no reason for that wave of panic to apply to your company backup plans. With the security, affordability, ease of onboarding and management that are now available from cloud backup solutions, there’s never been a better time to be the IT professional responsible for backup in your organization.