You’ve often heard the old advice about hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst, and one of the worst things that could happen to your office is heavy damage (or complete destruction) by fire, severe weather, or some other natural disaster. It’s not the sort of thing that we like to think about, but do you have a plan? Obviously, the physical safety of your employees is the most important consideration, and the safety of your company records comes in a very close second. A building can be rebuilt, but if you don’t have a plan to restore your files, you could find yourself having to start over again.

The good news is that Network Services Group is not just a network support and  IT solutions provider. We also include automated cloud-based file backup and storage services for our clients. In the event of any loss of data onsite, your files can be restored in a matter of minutes. Here’s how it works:

Hourly onsite backups

We’ll begin by setting up an onsite Network Attached Storage (NAS) server for you onsite, and your files will be automatically backed up on an hourly basis. We’ll show you how to plan for recoverability, and how to test your file restoration process to be prepared in the event of an actual onsite data loss.

Daily offsite backups

The next step is to backup your files offsite on a daily basis to our data center. In fact, our offsite backups are stored redundantly on multiple servers for the ultimate in security. And if you’re worried about valuable company data being intercepted from the cloud, you can relax. All of our cloud-based and offsite file storage is protected with military-grade encryption.

Whether by mother nature or human nature, accidents happen. Very few offices experience large-scale emergencies in their lifetimes, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be prepared. And in the event of a minor emergency, such as an employee spilling a cup of coffee on a computer, or damaged equipment due to a power surge, you can be back in operation in minutes. For more information on disaster recovery, managed IT, or any other networking questions, click here, or give us a call at (501) 758-6058.