Why backing up your data is so important during hurricane season

Being located in Florida, we’re no strangers to hurricanes. Last year saw multiple storms pass by us with Irma being the largest of those. Hurricane season starts June 1st this year and we need to be ready since US forecasters predict that this year’s hurricanes will be worse than normal. The 2017 hurricane season alone contained 3 of the top 5 costliest hurricanes ever to make landfall on the United States adding up to $265 billion in damages. These storms ruined businesses and disrupted services in the area. So, what does this mean for your business? Imagine for a second that a massive hurricane hit your area. Your business’ computers are ruined and so are any servers and paper records. What would happen? That was a worst-case scenario but given what happened last year and the predictions for this year, how would your business fare? A article published last year reported that 40% of small businesses never recover from a disaster. With all of this in mind, backing up your data has never been more important: Backing up your data is one of the most important things to do in the event of a disaster. Move all important files and information offsite to the cloud. This will be helpful because even if your servers and files are ruined, you will still have access to vital information to help your business recover. Moving your information to the cloud (click here to find out what the cloud is) can be vital to the hurricane preparedness of your company. Moving your information to the cloud helps keep it safe from not only natural disasters but also hackers and viruses. CIOTech offers reliable hosting and server solutions designed to provide cost-effective data protection solutions for your business. To find out more about how CIOTech can help you make the switch to the cloud, click here.

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