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Manufacturers rely upon their data to manage capacity, quality, and on time delivery. As the volume of data grows, so does the importance of system uptime to maintain performance expectations. Data loss and system downtime not only impact earnings forecast, but can also tarnish reputations and sever key customer relationships.

Manufacturing companies of all sizes, across industries, can experience incidents of data loss. Deleted or corrupted files that result from equipment failure or human error can lead to significant system downtime, causing the business to miss on time delivery commitments. A data backup and recovery service, like Certitude Security™, can provide data and system recovery when your business needs to be back on-line quickly. Find out more about how our data recovery strategies can handle and mitigate whatever data loss scenario threatens your business.

Are you utlizing a reliable data backup and recovery service?

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What is backup?
Backup refers to a copy of computer data (such as contracts, drawings, recipes, forecasts, quality data, compensation plans, and other contents stored on a hard drive). The verb backup means to make a copy of (a computer file or data) to protect against accidental loss or corruption.

What is recovery?
The definition for recovery is the act, process, or an instance of recovering data from accidental loss or corruption.

What is backup strategy?
A plan for backup and recovery actions to achieve the goals of what, when and how data, applications, and systems will be backed up and restored to a usable state for business purposes.

What is backup policy?
A defined plan with set schedules whereby data is copied to disk to ensure ability to recover in the event of accidental data deletion, corruption event, or hardware failure that causes an outage. The purpose of the backup policy is to minimize data loss and system downtime.

Backup policies are actually data insurance policies, and not merely an item on a checklist. Why do we make this distinction? Manufacturing business owners continue to experience business interruption and financial loss because they believe they are protected. They pay their invoice each month and are told by their outsourced IT that they are protected.

These unverified claims go undetected, until there is a urgent need to restore, typically from hardware failure or ransomware. When the provider reports that the data was not backed up and therefore, not recoverable, who is impacted the most by this discovery? As your provider walks away, you are left scrambling to keep your business alive and reputation intact.

There is a better method to protect your business from financial loss.

When you work with a reputable data backup and recovery company, you can protect your critical data from loss, and speed up your recovery from downtime events. As you become increasingly dependent upon real-time access to data, your business can maintain necessary compliance measures while having the ability to bounce back after being exposed to a risk.

Certitude Security™ has a skilled team to help you design and support your data backup and recovery demands. We have a proven record, forged under pressure, of successfully returning business information and systems to the exact production state, where it was before the incident. We know how important it is to keep your data secure while keeping your business up and running. That’s why we’ve developed a systematic approach to store and recover your data as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We provide restores, caused by user error, hardware failure, and application crashes that cause corruption.

  • Simple file or folder restore.
  • Volume restore.
  • Virtual machine restore.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that a data recovery service needs to be in place before disaster strikes. Without a preemptive recovery solution, data that is lost may not be recoverable. A cautious, proactive approach is essential for securing data against the threat of loss.

If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.

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The cost of data recovery

When it comes to keeping your information secure, price should not be a primary concern. The costs associated with data loss and system downtime are much more significant than the amount you’ll pay to keep your information safe from risks.

There are several ways businesses can lose data. Sometimes, mistakes in technologies cause residual loss of information. Other times, hackers manage to penetrate or circumvent companies’ strongholds, either stealing data for their own malicious uses, or stripping the business of its resources. The following represents the most common causes of data loss in descending order:

  • Hardware malfunction
  • Human error
  • Software manipulation
  • Computer virus
  • Natural disaster

According to IBM, the average cost of a data breach in 2019 was $3.92 million, up 1.5% from 2018. The average cost was $150 for each record during this time frame. The U.S. is the country that experiences the largest number of data breaches, followed closely by Canada and Germany.

What’s more, the mean amount of time it takes for companies to realize that they’ve experienced a loss or breach in data is 197 days. With the right data breach and recovery capabilities, businesses that have contained their breach within 30 days saved more than $1 million dollars when compared to companies that took longer than 30 days to intervene.

How long does it take to recover data?

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After your business has been compromised and lost a significant volume of data, you might be wondering how long does it take to get it back. Depending on the amount of data lost, number of systems impacted, and other factors defined by your backup policy, the process should take a few hours or days to complete.

A data recovery engineer will estimate the approximate timeframe required to remedy your specific loss case after we’ve conducted a review of the incident.

If you’d like to learn more about our data backup and recovery solutions, contact us today.

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