You never realize how important data backups are till the time you lose it and you have no choice of recovering it back!
Research shows that almost 60% of an organization's mission-critical data lies not in the servers and databases, which are addressed by Disaster Recovery Plans, but on end-user PCs and laptops. Make sure your data backup strategy covers all the bases, because if it doesn't, you're headed for disaster.
Now that you are convinced that data back-ups are an essential element of keeping your sanity, you're probably thinking of going the on-premise traditional way of backups either on disks or tapes. That means you'll need to prepare in selecting backup solution, procure hardware infrastructure and hire people just to do all the backups and retrievals. All this means burning a big hole in your budget, and a new set of hassles in return. And you're still not completely secure as you're data is not backed up at a remote location.
So what's the solution? How about backing up the data electronically, online at some remote location providing you an end-to-end protection under various security parameters? Sounds interesting, isn't it?