Back Up Regularly or Lose Your Business

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What would you do if you turned on your computer and nothing happened?

If you had a reliable back up system, you’d breathe a sigh of relief, get a new computer and restore all your critical business files. If you didn’t have a good back up system, you’d — well — be in deep trouble and could be at risk of losing your entire business.

It’s a disaster to lose your computer without back ups when your company is small. GoodSync is an easy to use, reasonably priced product to help you do that. They have a free version, but I’ve purchased the Pro. I have a license (only $30) for each of my computers (and even bought it for my family members!)

As your business grows, you’ll want to look at a more sophisticated system for backing up your critical business data. I checked in with Siber Systems (the makers of GoodSync) to find out what tactics they recommend for bigger companies — especially if your team is in different locations. Here’s what they had to say.

File synchronization is the process of ensuring that the same, up-to-date files are accessible from multiple storage locations. If a user adds, changes, or deletes a file from one location, the synchronization process will add, change, or delete the same file at all other locations. Files are copied in both directions, keeping two or more locations in sync with each other.

>>>When two or more locations are synchronized, the most current version of a file is available
at all locations, regardless of where it was last modified. Although it is possible to synchronize files and directories manually, using a software tool is faster and less prone to error. As technology progresses and we become more dependent on computers, file synchronization becomes even more important – especially for people who work from multiple locations or from more than one computer.

>>>Business data needs to be available at all times.
Corporate data has to be current and accessible to all workers, wherever they are, and it has to be protected from loss. A modern data plan therefore involves both synchronization and backup.

>>>File backup is the last line of defense against data loss. It involves making a one-way copy of files from a source to a backup location. Backing up corporate data is a necessity in today’s business environment. Loss of important images, spreadsheets, MP3 files, financial documents or emails can have a significant impact on a business.

>>>Technology improvements. Advancements in disk storage capacity have made disk backup an inexpensive, reliable, faster and more convenient strategy than tape backup. Relying on data written to tapes in a warehouse is simply not acceptable in a modern corporate environment.

GoodSync Enterprise has advanced features and flexibility that offer a dramatic improvement over traditional backup, or the use of backup services. It is designed as the ideal solution for anyone to ensure that your files are backed up, secure and accessible.

For smaller organizations, GoodSync may be just the ticket to make you feel safe and secure in your business. Are you taking chances with your business by not having a back up? Tell me why?

About Denise O'Berry

A Message From Small Business Expert Denise O'Berry -- It's no coincidence that my initials are DO. I've been helping small business owners DO things to be successful since 1996. You can be successful too. The best way to have a sustainable business is to take action. Start now by implementing this small business tip in your business. Connect with me on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube

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