Every business needs a dependable information backup plan. And today, when most businesses are built around information, protecting valuable business data ranks as top priority.

Disaster can strike at any time in the form of theft, natural disasters, erasing information by accident or technical glitches. Archiving data and storing it in a secure format and location can help prevent loss of important information in the event of a disaster.

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Backup on tape

Storing data on tape has been a tried and tested backup solution adopted by many businesses, wherein information is stored offline in the form of tape drives.

Collection of data is managed by the provider at a mutually agreed upon frequency – monthly, weekly or even daily, and the backup tapes are stored in a secure offsite location. Clients can later retrieve the data upon request.

Online backup and cloud storage

Cloud storage has emerged as a reliable and cost-effective solution for information backup in recent years. This technique works best for those businesses who require the continual backup of data.

Online backup also avoids the hassle of manually storing, collecting and retrieving tapes. It also lets you access important files and data on the go.

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So what’s better for your business?

To find the best backup solution for your business, the first step is to understand how much data you are actually dealing and how quickly you want to access it. Sometimes the best solution can be a combination of the two as well, thus avoiding the inadvertent loss of information online or offline.

There are various companies in the market that provide data backup services to businesses, offering them a range of storage solutions to meet their specific requirements. One of the established providers of all-around information management solutions in the UAE, is InfoFort, an Aramex subsidiary.

You can also visit InfoFort’s website to learn more about how backup-as-a-service and media/tape vaulting & rotation can help keep your business backed up at all times.