Cloud Storage and Backup Remains an Important Part of Any Business Plan

UPDATED 8/12/2020

The new company you are joining is a software company. And while you have worked on the fringe of this industry in the past, the Human Resources team was excited that you had been on the retail end of many of these services. When the company you will be working for sells its product to a bank, that bank customer can host the product at their site or let your company host them. Based on what the difference in cost is, of course, the new client may decide to do their own hosting if they already have adequate data storage center space. They can also, however, realize that maintaining the latest in data storage is a timely and expensive endeavor. It is with this realization that many companies make the decision to outsource their data recovery services, as well as any data storage needs that hey may have.

Data Storage and Recovery


Data recovery services play important roles in nearly every industry: manufacturing, transportation, education, health care,
retail, and government offices to name a few. And while individuals are responsible for 70% of data creation, 80% of all data is stored by enterprises. This means that even the smallest of businesses are in need of data storage and data recovery service providers. Making a decision about who to work within both of these areas is important, but it is not really unlike making a decision in any other area of business.

The Best Business Decisions Take Reputation, Staffing, Financing, and Technology Into Consideration

In short term predictions, research indicates that by the year 2020, data production will be an estimated 44 times greater than it was in 2009. Experts estimate a 4,300% increase in annual data generation by 2020. Finding a data recovery service provider is not always going to be easy, but if you know you are making the best decision in a time when so many businesses are searching for the top resources, it will be important to rely on the most reliable and common business practice. By focusing on reputation, current staffing, and financial stability of the online backup and recovery providers you are considering, you can confidently enter a new contract.

Reputation

In the data storage and data recovery industry, reputation is everything. Just as businesses survived or failed based on their reputation decades ago before there were computers, the same is true today. Knowing that the provider you are considering is known for its performance during stressful times, you can make decisions about their reputation and the likelihood that they will be able to provide your company, no matter the size, with fault-tolerant services around the clock. By talking to others in the industry, it is often easy to determine the kind of reputation a data storage provider has. If they are already hosting similar companies, it is likely they will be able to handle your business needs.

Staffing

The technology industry continues to move at lightning speed. And while we all know that there will be changes to hardware and software, one of the things that are constant in the best storage providers is the staff. Knowing that you will have an experienced Q and A team that will be working behind the scenes to predict possible future issues will allow you to get the help that you need even when there is a major change to a software package that you are reliant on and when there is a need to upgrade to new hardware in your offices.

Finances

When you understand the financial standing of the provider you are considering you are able to more confidently know that they will be able to provide for your storage and recovery needs. A company that is barely able to hire new people because of budget limitations will likely not be able to provide you with the best services.

Technology

Technology has become a part of almost every industry at this point. Which means a software or cloud computing company should have good technical skills and should have up to date tech. Today even tech from 5 years ago can be totally outdated compared to current standards. A data storage faciliy should not be technologically obsolete either.

Technological know-now and compatibility will play a huge roll in setting up dedicated servers for your cloud storage and data sharing. If you’re working with a company using old technology or that seems to not know exactly what they’re doing it’s a huge warning sign to get out, fast. Dad data storage services can be a huge detriment for business, especially if customer or client data gets hacked or stolen.

Technology changes fast so knowing your tech team has the lastest tech and knows how to use can save you big in the long run. However, it will always be important to understand the reputation and record of the company you are considering, as well as the longevity of the staff and the financial status of the business before making any final decisions.

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