The consequences of data loss can be extremely severe and will often lead to a loss of revenue for the business involved.
A small business that does not have a data storage policy in place is taking an unnecessary risk. There are numerous threats to small businesses that do not take adequate data storage measures. Computer viruses can cause havoc and destroy data on the hard drive of unprotected computers.
Even without a virus, computer hard drives have a limited lifespan. They are notoriously unreliable and often fail for no obvious reason without any warning. This would be disastrous for your business if you did not have a back-up in place.
Traditional methods of data back-up are useful, but if a major disaster strikes your business then these are often lost too. Fire or theft is unlikely to occur to your business, but if it did, would you be able to pick straight up from where you left off? In reality, major fire or theft incidents often lead to the eventual closure of a small business because they are unable to get back to how they were.
Remote data storage in the Cloud guarantees the safety of your business records, regardless of what might happen to your computer or physical business premises.