Pop Quiz: If your server suddenly crashed and ALL your data was erased, how long would it take before your business was back up and running as usual?

If you aren’t sure, or if you think it would only be a short period of time, read on. Below are 3 common, costly misunderstandings most business owners have about their data backup that give them a false sense of security:

Misunderstanding #1: Believing That Tape Backups Are A Reliable Way To Secure Your Data. Wrong! Tape backups have an average failure rate of 100% (no, that’s not a typo). What makes this even worse is that tape backups will APPEAR to be working, giving you a false sense of security.

Misunderstanding #2: Backing Up Your Data Will Allow You To Restore Your Network To Its Original State, Quickly And Easily. Wrong again!  Having just a copy of your data doesn’t guarantee this at all. To help you understand, let me give you a simple analogy…

Let’s suppose we made an exact replica of all the items in your house right now and put them offsite in a storage facility – that’s a backup of your “data.” If your house burned to the ground (God forbid!) we would have to rebuild the HOUSE (which is the server, software and supporting environment) BEFORE we could restore all your items back from the storage facility. Obviously that takes some time. That’s why simply having an offsite copy of your data doesn’t guarantee you’ll be back up and running FAST. It could take several days – possibly weeks – before everything was restored; and that’s assuming you HAVE the data in a clean state and all the originally installed software disks.

Misunderstanding #3: Trusting Their Backup Is Automatically Working Without Doing Periodic Test Restores. I see this happening a LOT – a business owner thinks their backups are working because they don’t see any error messages or apparent problems. Then, when they need to restore a file, they discover the backups stopped working MONTHS ago and all that data is gone.

Want To Know For Sure If Your Data Is Safe?

Our FREE Disaster Recovery Audit Will Reveal the Truth…  During the months of December 2015 to March 2016 we are going to give away a FREE Disaster Recovery Audit – a $1500.00 value. At no cost or obligation, we’ll come to your office and review your current backup to verify that your data is being backed up properly and could be restored in the event of a disaster. We can also show you the fastest, most reliable way to make sure you NEVER have to worry about losing all your data or being “out of business” because of a natural disaster, virus, hacker attack, hardware failure or other data-erasing disaster.

To claim your FREE diagnostic service call, go online to www.axiomcan.com or call us at 416-462-9466. This offer expires March 31, 2016.

“Hope” Is NOT A Good Strategy When It Comes To Backing Up Your Data!

Don’t get caught off-guard with a faulty backup. At no cost or obligation, we’ll send a friendly, knowledgeable technician to your office to review your current backup system and report on just how fast you could be back up and running again.

If nothing else, this is a super easy (and free!) way to know what’s REALLY going on with your data backup.

To claim your FREE Disaster Recovery Audit (A $1500.00 Value), go online to www.axiomcan.com or call us at 416-462-9466. This offer expires on March 31st, 2016 so call TODAY!

Jason Marilla

Jason is a partner, consultant and project manager with Axiom. He has 20 + years of information technology experience and is an all around geek, entrepreneur, athlete and adventurer. He's been in the IT field since the Windows NT 3.51 days (if you've never heard of Windows NT then that should tell you how old the product is). He is a Centennial College and Ryerson University graduate who is constantly endeavoring to learn more about technology, life hacking and business in the hopes of applying it to improve his life and lives of others through the sharing of knowledge. He hopes to empower his team at Axiom, his business partners and his clients to be able to take informed actions and timely decisions. Knowledge is not power until you act on it after all.

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