This Sunday, daylight saving time ends for many of us. Whether or not you’re turning your clocks back an hour, “fall back, back up” is the perfect reminder to revisit your data backup and recovery needs every year.
Unsure About Your Data Backup and Recovery?
We get it. Data backup and recovery can feel overwhelming. To make your “fall back, back up” evaluation easier, consider the following questions:
Do you still have enough space for your important data?
If it has been a year since you evaluated your data needs, it’s possible you need to increase your data backup and recovery space. Think about it. How many important new files have you created this year on your own? High Touch can help you determine the most cost-effective data storage solution for your business.
Are you backing up your data as often as you should?
Your data backup needs will change over time. Depending on your current needs, you might need to back up your data more often now. Or, maybe you’re backing up your data too often and you would like to allocate that portion of your technology budget to something else like hardware or a new phone system. We can help you figure it out.
When was the last time you updated your local backup?
Fall is a great time to reevaluate and update your on-site backup solution, whether it’s a second internal drive, external hard disk drive, network attached storage, or a CD/DVD-ROM. More so, if your business is entirely dependent on cloud-based data backup, you might want to consider taking advantage of the Section 179 tax deduction to purchase an on-site backup solution.
Have you tested your data backups recently?
The worst time to discover that your backup has failed is when you realize you need it the most. Data disasters can happen at any time, including natural disasters, cyberattacks, hardware failure, file corruption, theft, and human error. Make sure you take the time to test your on-site and off-site backups.
Turn Back Your Clocks, Update Your Business Listings
With daylight saving time changes and upcoming holiday hours, don’t forget to update your business hours online. Are you confident your business hours will be correct everywhere?
When you choose High Touch’s Business Listing Management services, your business’s hours will be consistent and up-to-date across over 100 websites, search engines, apps, voice assistants, GPS systems, and social networks. Likewise, when daylight saving time begins in the spring, you won’t have to worry about updating your hours again.