How secure is your data? Do you have a contingency plan in place? It is crucial to have a data security strategy to reduce any potential risks. Data security is critical whether you are small business or a multi-national company. How much money would it cost your business if there was no data security strategy in place?
How to reduce data loss
Conduct a risk assessment to minimise any potential risks. Consider the number of potential threats in your working environment these include: fire, theft, human error or a power failure.
A hard drive that has been exposed to fire maybe recoverable, however, at great expense and there is no guarantee of a fully successful recovery. It is wise to have your data backed up on multiple secure formats. You can never have enough data backups.
The benefits of hosted desktops
A hosted desktop is a virtualised equivalent of a standard Windows desktop PC. All you need is an Internet connection to gain access to your hosted desktop.
10 reasons why a hosted desktop is an asset for your business:
- Your hosted desktop is accessible 24/7 and anywhere in the world with an Internet connection.
- Your hosted desktop is stored in a highly secure datacentre that is monitored by experienced engineers 24/7.
- Hosted desktops are backed up frequently to preserve your data in case of an emergency.
- The datacentre uses fire suppression systems to extinguish any fires quickly.
- In case of a power failure, the datacentre uses diesel generators that can be refuelled even when in operation.
- You will save money on IT equipment, energy bills and any future upgrades.
- You will save money on your insurance premiums.
- Your hosted desktop includes technical support saving you money on outsourcing or hiring IT staff.
- Your hosted desktop is supplied with a Thin Client. The Thin Client is a small desktop that relies on technology at the datacentre to operate. You will save office space, money and there is a reduced risk of theft.
- In adverse weather conditions, your team can work from home. Making your business more efficient when driving conditions are treacherous.
- Bonus reason – hosted desktops can be hired on a month-to-month basis. There are no fixed annual contracts. The hosted desktop provides scalable solutions at an affordable price.
Make sure your data is backed up on a regular basis. Hosted desktops provide an added sense of security and can be used to build your IT infrastructure quickly and efficiently.