Consider the facts:
- In a 2002 study, the research firm Gartner reported that 40 percent of small-and midsized companies that experience a sudden misfortune go out of business within five years.
- Data loss costs U.S. businesses more than $18 billion a year, according to the Pepperdine study. That 2003 study is the most recent estimate available, but David Smith (an associate economics professor at the university of Pepperdine) says the number is probably much higher today.
- About 70% of business people have experienced data loss due to accidental deletion, disk or system failure, viruses, fire or some other disaster, according to a May survey by Boston-based Carbonite, which provides online backup services to consumers.
- Another recent survey by Symantec, a software maker, found that 90% of users store personal information on their computer. However, only 57% back up their data.
- The first reaction of employees who lose their data is to try to recover the lost document themselves by using recovery software or either restarting or unplugging their computer--steps that can make later data recovery impossible, according to a 2005 global survey by Minneapolis-based Ontrack Data Recovery.
Essentially, a company's Information Technology (IT) is not there only to recommend ways to make things run smoother, it is there to provide insurance on the critical company data itself. Even if your insurance company covers the cost to replace the equipment that failed, how can a company function without all of the customer information it spent years collecting?
Estelnet Computing offers a variety of backup solutions that can be custom tailored to suit the needs of any business or residence.
Image Creation and StorageLets face it, the price of computers and computer hardware is changing every day. The cost of your computer isn't necessarily related to how fast the machine is, rather how much time it would take you to set everything back up to the way it needs to be. Lets assume you are a business, and you bill your hourly rate at 50 dollars per hour. Now lets assume that your PC is a 1000 dollar machine. If this machine were to crash, lets assume that it would take 20 hours to re-install all of your programs and get the settings back to the way that they were. This scenario means that this computer is not worth the 1000 dollars that is listed on the books, but rather the combination of that 1000 dollars and the 1000 dollars in labor it would take to reinstall everything.
Estelnet Computing will come on-site, and create an image of your hard drive. You can think of this image as an exact picture of your hard drive at that moment in time. If anything were to crash on your computer, this image can be put back onto your current or new drive and restore everything back to the settings at the time the image was taken. Contact us for a quote based on how often you would like us to create images of your machines, and how large the hard drives are.
Hot BackupIn some businesses it is essential to not have servers go down for extended periods of time. Estelnet Computing can store an additional server at their secure location and keep the computers in sync over the internet. In the event of a disaster, the backup server can be delivered to the company with minimal down time. Contact us for a quote for your business.
Mapped Virtual Private Network (VPN) DriveEstelnet Computing is offering a new service to customers. Mapping a VPN drive is a nice way to backup only the raw data files that someone may have. This service is crutial to both business and residential customers. Essentially what we will do is create an account for you on one of our servers, and we will give you software that will allow you to securely keep your data files in sync with our server. In the event of data loss on your home PC, you can retrieve the files from our servers. This comes in handy for everything from the stuff in your "My Documents" folder to quickbooks files and music.
This service starts at $9.95 per month for 1GB of usage.
Contact us if you would like a price on larger storage packages.
Links to pages where above facts were furnished:http://www.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/2006-06-11-lost-data_x.htm?csp=2