Page 1

What Data Backup System is Right for your Small Melbourne Business? The

safe, secure data backup of your business’s information is an important undertaking for any small Melbourne business. But what type is right for yours? And how can you best manage the backup and retrieval of your important information? Here are a few options you may want to look into. External & Local Drives External drives are attached to your computer and serve as one of the simplest methods of saving your data, along with desktop-managed local drives, which allow for automatic syncing (such as Apple’s Time Machine). Neither of these, however, may necessarily be the most viable long-term solution. They can become corrupted, and your valuable information lost. Similarly, they can also be destroyed during a disaster or stolen, and the private information of your business and customers exposed. Network Attached Storage NAS solutions connect to a server instead of a device, and offer room for expansion once your business starts growing. They also offer the additional benefits of being more affordable than physical drives and offering customisable data storage with advanced methods of data protection and retrieval. This option still requires a server or local network setup, however, which not every small business will have, and while more secure than your physical hard drive storage options, can still be vulnerable to cyber attacks or environmental issues. Cloud Storage Cloud storage options are readily available, affordable and easy to use, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. This type of data backup is suitable for small businesses, but can offer limitations as your business expands. Dedicated Cloud Storage


Dedicated Cloud Storage involves the contracting of a third party company to back your information up to the cloud and keep your data offsite for recovery when needed. The service is offered at a recurring fee, but is one of the most reliable data backup options and removes the burden of managing the data yourself. There is also the option of choosing a hybrid dedicated cloud storage solution through an already used service, such as Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud services. These serve as useful retrieval options should any important file be deleted or become corrupted, or any of your external/internal drives become damaged. These are effective for simple restorative methods of a file, however don’t equate to robust long-term backup options where you need to store lots of data over extended periods of time. Intellect IT are network security consultants that can design and deploy a tailored solution that meets your data backup needs. If your organisation has been unfortunate enough to have already suffered from data loss, Intellect IT can quickly perform an analysis and help to prevent it from occurring again.

What Data Backup System is Right for your Small Melbourne Business?  

The safe, secure data backup of your business’s information is an important undertaking for any Melbourne-based small business. Speak to Int...

What Data Backup System is Right for your Small Melbourne Business?  

The safe, secure data backup of your business’s information is an important undertaking for any Melbourne-based small business. Speak to Int...

Advertisement