What is Offsite Data Backup?

Your business files are irreplaceable, and you need this detailed account of your daily office operations for everything from ordering office supplies to reporting to the IRS. You probably already backup your files to an external hard-drive or server in the office, right? That’s a good idea, but it isn’t nearly enough. Keeping your business files on the premises is asking for trouble. What if someone breaks in and steals your files? What if there’s a flood or a fire? You shouldn’t rely on good luck to protect something as important as your company files. That’s why you need offsite data backups.

There are a couple basic types of offsite data backups — full and incremental. As the name implies, a full backup makes a copy of all your data to store safely offsite. Since a full backup copies your entire data set, it takes longer to perform than an incremental backup and it takes up more space. We recommend performing a full backup of your business data once a week.

Incremental backups only copy the new data since your last backup — whether the last backup was full or incremental. Because they’re copying only a fraction of the data that a full backup copies, incremental backups are much quicker and require much less space. We recommend performing incremental backups every day that you don’t perform a full backup.

Wasatch I.T. specializes in both full and incremental offsite data storage. We run backups on a standardized schedule to allow for quick restore times. We maintain copies of all your backup images in multiple locations, so you’ll be prepared for just about any disaster. Our dedicated Data Backup Engineers constantly monitor your data to ensure your data is available. In the event your data needs to be restored, we can recover it in minutes, so you can return to full business functionality with minimal downtime.

Even if you have an adequate backup system at your office, you’re still leaving yourself open to theft, floods, fires — a wide variety of disasters that can destroy your files. To be fully prepared, you need offsite data backup and general IT managed services. Contact Wasatch I.T. today and we’ll discuss your backup options.

Managed I.T. Services

What are managed IT services?

For most small businesses, hiring a dedicated IT team for managed I.T. services just doesn’t make financial sense. On the other hand, if you rely on network and online systems for business — and almost everyone does — you can’t afford inefficiency or downtime. Managed IT services take care of the problem. A team of IT professionals keeps an eye on your network and troubleshoots problems offsite to keep your business up and running for a fixed monthly fee.

For many businesses, managed IT services provide the best of both worlds. A team of dedicated IT professionals monitors your network and equipment for a fraction of the cost of hiring an in-house IT team.

Why do I need managed IT services?

You rely on your network for business. It can be extremely costly if your data is stolen or your software is infected with a virus. This is where it really pays to have a team of IT professionals monitoring your network and its components. Managed IT services professionals have the software to detect vulnerabilities and recognize troublesome performance loss in a network component long before a human could detect a threat. Additionally, managed IT service professionals will provide you with information regarding the latest data security systems that are available.

Another benefit of managed IT services is that they help you keep your software up-to-date. In today’s fast-moving marketplace, it’s not uncommon to have to upgrade your business management or POS software. Managed IT service professionals help you make this transition much more smoothly than if you were to attempt it on your own. IT professionals will know what type of software will best serve our business, they’ll know what’s available, and they’ll help you purchase what you need. They will then take care of the installation to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Even if your organization already has a dedicated IT department, managed IT services can provide a huge benefit. Task your managed IT service with the day-in, day-out software updates and maintenance chores that eat up a lot of time, and let your IT staff focus on more important projects to help your business grow and profit.

What will Wasatch IT managed IT services do for my business?

Wasatch IT’s services division provides several benefits that will give your business a technology edge. Some of these benefits include:

  • Fixed monthly IT costs
  • In-depth knowledge of a wide range of technologies
  • Experience with numerous networks
  • Remote monitoring of your systems

Most importantly, you’ll have a place to turn if you have a question about your network or if you’re experiencing technical problems. Our IT professionals will keep your network performing at its best, so it’s likely that you’ll never have to make that call, but isn’t it nice to know that it’s there if you need it?

Call Wasatch IT today at (801) 983-3671.

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