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Ways to Secure Company Data

by: Sarah Joson

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 | Outsourcing News |

Some organizations are able to map out their strategies by calculating the future, using modern technology. But some events are highly unpredictable which, in some cases, leave businesses with arduous problems. So what do these organizations do? They plan and learn from the experiences of others.

On the other hand, it was found out that most of the technical problems seen in companies are not because of natural disasters and unforeseen events, but due to negligence of the managers. This leads to data loss, hardware failure, and other technical glitches.

Ways to secure company data

In a post at info.ISG-One.com, Cindy LaChapelle shares five things that can help companies update and reinforce backup and recovery solution strategies.

1) Perform an annual review of the company’s backup strategies.
Everything is constantly evolving. The industry, competitors, consumer behavior, among others, which is why businesses should update their data protection strategies as the competition is getting tighter. This is will also help avoid any problems in the future as companies will come equipped with the necessary tools in case a problem comes up.

2) Create a clear backup plan.
When it comes to data, a more important point to look at is the ability of the system to recover lost files or the data considered as collateral damage.  Having a clear backup plan also gives businesses a leg up in case a disaster happens.

3) Do an audit so that you could easily point out areas that need improvement.
One thing managers should try to avoid is the bottleneck in the system. Try to identify which areas are highly susceptible to bottlenecks as these can lead to more problems in the future.

4) Delete unnecessary files.
Older files can become corrupted or can simply become outdated. These items take up space and in some cases, attention. It is ideal to sort all data and delete the ones that you no longer need and update/restore the ones that are vital to the business, then store them properly.

5) Look for platforms that can help optimize the operation.
Look into several options for storage that can work as contingency plans. Moreover, look for the ones that can be easily adapted to cloud-based solutions. These will cut the processing time and will allow easier access.

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